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Papers, books and chapters | Artigos, livros e capítulos


  • Falótico, T., & Ottoni, E. B. (2023). Greater tool use diversity is associated with increased terrestriality in wild capuchin monkeys. American Journal of Biological Anthropology, 181(2), 312-317.
  • Valença, T., & Falótico, T. (2023). Life and death of a disabled wild capuchin monkey infant. Primates, 64, 207-213.
  • Proffitt, T., Reeves, J. S., Falótico, T., Arroyo, A., de la Torre, I., Ottoni, E. B., & Luncz, L. V. (2023). Identifying intentional flake production at the dawn of technology: a technological and 3D geometric morphometric study. Journal of Archaeological Science, 152, 105740.
  • Falótico, T. (2023). Vertebrate predation and tool-aided capture of prey by savannah wild capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus). International Journal of Primatology, 44, 9-20.


  • Falótico, T., Valença, T., Verderane, M. P., & Fogaça, M. D. (2022). Stone tools differences across three capuchin monkey populations: food’s physical properties, ecology, and culture. Scientific Reports, 12, 14365.
  • Falótico, T. (2022). Robust capuchin tool use cognition in the wild. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 46, 101170.
  • Luncz, L. V., Arroyo, A., Falótico, T., Quinn, P., & Proffitt, T. (2022). A primate model for the origin of flake technology. Journal of Human Evolution171, 103250.
  • Laird, M. F., Punjani, Z., Oshay, R. R., Wright, B. W., Fogaça, M. D., van Casteren, A., Izar, P., Visalberghi, E., Fragazy, D., Strait, D. S., Ross, C. F., & Wright, K. A. (2022). Feeding postural behaviors and food geometric and material properties in bearded capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus). American Journal of Biological Anthropology, 178(1), 316.
  • Chalk-Wilayto, J., Fogaça, M. D., Wright, B. W., van Casteren, A., Fragaszy, D. M., Izar, P., Visalberghi, E., Strait, D. S., Ross, C. F., Wright, K. A., & Laird, M. F. (2022). Effects of food material properties and embedded status on food processing efficiency in bearded capuchins. American Journal of Biological Anthropology, 178( 4), 617635.
  • Gerolamo, C. S., Fogaça, M. D., & Bastos, C. L. (2022). How dehydration affects stem bending stiffness and leaf toughness after sampling of the liana Amphilophium crucigerum (L.) L.G.Lohmann (Bignoniaceae). Hoehnea, 49, e592021.


  • Landau, L. J. B., Fam, B. S. de O., Yépez, Y., Garcia, G. B. C., Pissinatti, A., Falótico, T., Reales, G., Faccini, L. S., Sortica, V. A., & Bortolini, M. C. (2021). Evolutionary analysis of the anti-viral STAT2 gene of primates and rodents: signature of different stages of an arms race. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 95, 105030.
  • Falótico, T., Nunes, V. F., Martinez, R. A., Yunes, V., & Ferreira, R. G. (2021). Macaco não é pet. Guapimirim: Sociedade Brasileira de Primatologia. [PDF] [English version]
  • Nunes, V. F., Falótico, T., Martinez, R. A., Guimarães, V. Y., & Ferreira, R. G. (2021). Posso dar comida aos macacos? Guapimirim: Sociedade Brasileira de Primatologia.
  • Falótico, T., Mendonça-Furtado, O., Fogaça, M. D., Tokuda, M., Ottoni, E. B., & Verderane, M. P. (2021). Wild robust capuchin monkey interactions with sympatric primates. Primates.
  • Rufo, H. P., & Ottoni, E. B. (2021). Anecdotic observations of homosexual behaviour among male capuchin monkeys (Sapajus sp.). Behaviour, 158(1), 89–97.
  • Falótico, T., Bueno, C. Q., & Ottoni, E. B. (2021). Ontogeny and sex differences in object manipulation and probe tool use by wild tufted capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus). American Journal of Primatology, e23251.
  • Arroyo, A., Falótico, T., Burguet-Coca, A., Expósito, I., Quinn, P., & Proffitt, T. (2021). Use-wear and residue analysis of pounding tools used by wild capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus) from Serra da Capivara (Piauí, Brazil). Journal of Archaeological Science: Report, 35, 102690.
  • Izar, P., Fernández-Bolaños, M., Seex, L., Gort, G., Suscke, P., Tokuda, M., Mendonça-Furtado, O., Verderane, M. P., & Hemelrijk, C. K. (2021). Female emancipation in a male dominant, sexually dimorphic primate under natural conditions. PLOS ONE, 16(4), e0249039.
  • Valença, T., Resende, B., & Savalli, C. (2021). Human–Wildlife Interactions with different species in a Brazilian park: a naturalistic approach. Anthrozoös, 1–17.


  • Presotto, A., Remillard, C., Spagnoletti, N., Salmi, R., Verderane, M., Stafford, K., et al. (2020). Rare bearded capuchin (Sapajus libidinosus) tool-use culture is threatened by land use changes in northeastern Brazil. International Journal of Primatology, 41(4), 596–613.
  • Laird, M. F., Wright, B. W., Rivera, A. O., Fogaça, M. D., Casteren, A. van, Fragaszy, D. M., Izar, P., Visalberghi, E., Scott, R. S., Strait, D. S., Ross, C. F., & Wright, K. A. (2020). Ingestive behaviors in bearded capuchins (Sapajus libidinosus). Scientific Reports, 10(1), 20850.


  • Falótico, T., Proffitt, T., Ottoni, E. B., Staff, R., Haslam, M. (2019). Three thousand years of wild capuchin stone tool use. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3, 1034–1038. 10.1038/s41559-019-0904-4
  • McGrew, W. C., Falótico, T., Gumert, M. D., & Ottoni, E. B. (2019). A simian view of the Oldowan: reconstructing the evolutionary origins of human technology. In K. A. Overmann & F. L. Coolidge (Eds.), Squeezing Minds from Stones (pp. 13–41). Oxford University Press.
  • Nagy-Reis, M. B., Mendonça-Furtado, O., Resende, B. (2019). Do social factors related to allostatic load affect stereotypy susceptibility? Management implications for captive social animals. Animal Welfare, 28(2), 183-190.
  • Verderane, M. P., Aguiar, R. M., & Izar, P. (2019). Face–to–face interactions between mothers and female infants in wild bearded capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus). Developmental Psychobiology, 54(11), 2016–9.
  • Verderane, M. P., Izar, P. (2019). Estilos de cuidado materno em primatas: considerações a partir de uma espécie do Novo Mundo. Psicologia USP 30e190055. 10.1590/0103-6564e190055


  • Falótico, T., Coutinho, P. H. M., Bueno, C. Q., Rufo, H. P., & Ottoni, E. B. (2018a). Stone tool use by wild capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus) at Serra das Confusões National Park, Brazil. Primates, 59(4), 385–394.
  • Falótico, T., Verderane, M. P., Mendonça-Furtado, O., Spagnoletti, N., Ottoni, E. B., Visalberghi, E., & Izar, P. (2018b). Food or threat? Wild capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus) as both predators and prey of snakes. Primates, 59(1), 99–106.
  • Haslam, M., Falótico, T., & Luncz, L. V. (2018). Recognizing culture in wild primate tool use. In L. D. Di Paolo, F. Di Vincenzo, & F. De Petrillo (Eds.), Evolution of Primate Social Cognition. Springer.
  • Presotto, A., Verderane, M. P., Biondi, L., Mendonça-Furtado, O., Spagnoletti, N., Madden, M., Izar, P. (2018). Intersection as key locations for bearded capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus) traveling within a route network. Animal Cognition 21(3): 393-405.


  • Haslam, M., Hernandez-Aguilar, R. A., Proffitt, T., Arroyo, A., Falótico, T., Fragaszy, D. M., et al. (2017). Primate archaeology evolves. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, 1431–1437.
  • Falótico, T., Siqueira, J. O., & Ottoni, E. B. (2017a). Digging up food: excavation stone tool use by wild capuchin monkeys. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 6278.
  • Falótico, T., Spagnoletti, N., Haslam, M., Luncz, L. V., Malaivijitnond, S., & Gumert, M. (2017b). Analysis of sea almond (Terminalia catappa) cracking sites used by wild Burmese long‐tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis aurea). American Journal of Primatology, 79(5), e22629.


  • Falótico, T., & Ottoni, E. B. (2016). The manifold use of pounding stone tools by wild capuchin monkeys of Serra da Capivara National Park, Brazil. Behaviour, 153(4), 421–442.
  • Falótico, T., Inaba, A., McGrew, W. C., & Ottoni, E. B. (2016). Vertical bipedal locomotion in wild bearded capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus). Primates, 57(4), 533–540.
  • Falótico, T., Luncz, L. V., Svensson, M. S., & Haslam, M. (2016). Cashew nut positioning during stone tool use by wild bearded capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus). Folia Primatologica, 87(6), 392–397.
  • Haslam, M., Luncz, L. V., Pascual-Garrido, A., Falótico, T., Malaivijitnond, S., & Gumert, M. (2016). Archaeological excavation of wild macaque stone tools. Journal of Human Evolution, 96, 134–138.
  • Haslam, M., Luncz, L. V., Staff, R. A., Bradshaw, F., Ottoni, E. B., & Falótico, T. (2016). Pre-Columbian monkey tools. Current Biology, 26(13), R521–R522.
  • Proffitt, T., Luncz, L. V., Falótico, T., Ottoni, E. B., la Torre, de, I., & Haslam, M. (2016). Wild monkeys flake stone tools. Nature, 539(7627), 85–88.
  • Luncz, L. V., Falótico, T., Pascual-Garrido, A., Corat, C., Mosley, H., & Haslam, M. (2016). Wild capuchin monkeys adjust stone tools according to changing nut properties. Scientific Reports, 6, 33089.
  • Suscke, P., Verderane, M., de Oliveira, R. S., Delval, I., Fernández-Bolaños, M., & Izar, P. (2016). Predatory threat of harpy eagles for yellow-breasted capuchin monkeys in the Atlantic Forest. Primates, 58(1), 141–147.


  • Coelho, C. G., Falótico, T., Izar, P., Mannu, M., Resende, B. D. de, Siqueira, J. O., & Ottoni, E. B. (2015). Social learning strategies for nut-cracking by tufted capuchin monkeys (Sapajus spp.). Animal Cognition, 18(4), 911–919.
  • Haslam, M., & Falótico, T. (2015). Nasal probe and toothpick tool use by a wild female bearded capuchin (Sapajus libidinosus). Primates, 56(3), 211–214.


  • Falótico, T., & Ottoni, E. B. (2014). Sexual bias in probe tool manufacture and use by wild bearded capuchin monkeys. Behavioural Processes, 108, 117–122.
  • Falótico, T., & Ottoni, E. B. (2014). Social learning, behavioral traditions, and the evolution of sociality in non-human animals: the case of tufted capuchin monkeys. In C. Pléh, G. Csibra, & P. J. Richerson (Eds.), Naturalistic Approaches to Culture (pp. 135–156). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó.
  • Mendonça-Furtado, O., Edaes, M., Palme, R., Rodrigues, A., Siqueira, J., & Izar, P. (2014). Does hierarchy stability influence testosterone and cortisol levels of bearded capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus) adult males? A comparison between two wild groups. Behavioural Processes, 109, 79–88.


  • Falótico, T., & Ottoni, E. B. (2013). Stone throwing as a sexual display in wild female bearded capuchin monkeys, Sapajus libidinosus. PLoS ONE, 8(11), e79535.
  • Verderane, M. P., Visalberghi, E., Izar, P., & Fragaszy, D. M. (2013). Socioecology of wild bearded capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus): an analysis of social relationships among female primates that use tools in feeding. Behaviour, 150(6), 659–689.


  • Izar, P., Verderane, M. P., Peternelli-Dos-Santos, L., Mendonça-Furtado, O., Presotto, A., Tokuda, M., et al. (2012). Flexible and conservative features of social systems in tufted capuchin monkeys: comparing the socioecology of Sapajus libidinosus and Sapajus nigritus. American Journal of Primatology, 74(4), 315–331.
  • Spagnoletti, N., Visalberghi, E., Verderane, M. P., Ottoni, E. B., Izar, P., & Fragaszy, D. M. (2012). Stone tool use in wild bearded capuchin monkeys, Cebus libidinosus. Is it a strategy to overcome food scarcity? Animal Behaviour, 83(5), 1285–1294.


  • Alfaro, J. W. L., Matthews, L., Boyette, A. H., Macfarlan, S. J., Phillips, K. A., Falótico, T., et al. (2011). Anointing variation across wild capuchin populations: a review of material preferences, bout frequency and anointing sociality in Cebus and Sapajus. American Journal of Primatology, 74(4), 299–314.


  • Wright, B. W., Wright, K. A., Chalk, J., Verderane, M. P., Fragaszy, D. M., Visalberghi, E., et al. (2009). Fallback foraging as a way of life: using dietary toughness to compare the fallback signal among capuchins and implications for interpreting morphological variation. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 140(4), 687–699.


  • Falótico, T., Labruna, M. B., Verderane, M. P., Resende, B. D. de, Izar, P., & Ottoni, E. B. (2007). Repellent efficacy of formic acid and the abdominal secretion of carpenter ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) against Amblyomma ticks (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Medical Entomology, 44(4), 718–721.
  • Verderane, M. P., Falótico, T., Resende, B. D. de, Labruna, M. B., Izar, P., & Ottoni, E. B. (2007). Anting in a semifree-ranging group of Cebus apella. International Journal of Primatology, 28(1), 47–53.


  • Izar, P., Verderane, M. P., Visalberghi, E., Ottoni, E. B., Gomes De Oliveira, M., Shirley, J., & Fragaszy, D. M. (2006). Cross-genus adoption of a marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) by wild capuchin monkeys (Cebus libidinosus): case report. American Journal of Primatology, 68(7), 692–700.

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