, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 243–245 | Cite as

True anting by the capuchin,Cebus capucinus

  • John T. Longino
Short Communication


I observed capuchins (Cebus capucinus) putting ants (Camponotus sericeiventris) in their fur at Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica. The behavior was similar to “anting” in passerine birds. The literature on anting in birds is reviewed and compared with the relevant references on self-annointment behavior in mammals.


Animal Ecology Relevant Reference Passerine Bird True Anting 
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© Japan Monkey Centre 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • John T. Longino
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  1. 1.University of TexasAustin

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