Vocal Play Behavior in Cotton-Top Tamarins

  • Philipp Goedeking


Categorizing an animal’s vocal repertoire into classificatory units is usually one of the first undertakings when studying its vocal behavior. A persistent problem in evaluating such catalogues in primates is the enormous structural variability of many primate vocalizations. Repertoire descriptions of the same species often vary dramatically among authors (e.g. Saimiri sciureus: Winter et al. 1966; Schott 1975; Jurgens 1979; Newman 1985).


Squirrel Monkey Common Marmoset Central Interval Vocal Behavior Pitch Contour 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philipp Goedeking
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  1. 1.Institut für Verhaltensbiologie, Fachbereich BiologieFreie Universität BerlinBerlin 41Germany

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