Patrícia F Monticelli

Patrícia F Monticelli
University of São Paulo | USP · Departamento de Psicologia, FFCLRP

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Introduction
My interest is on animal behavior under the ethological approach. Bioacoustics is my basic method to study behavior and a way to increase automated tools to monitor wild populations and acoustic landscapes.
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November 2019 - November 2021
University of São Paulo
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
July 2011 - present
University of São Paulo
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Discipline: Ethology and genetics Research Lab: EBAC, Ethology and bioacoustics lab
January 2007 - January 2009
University of São Paulo
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
February 1993 - August 1998

Publications

Publications (95)
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Soundscape ecologists aim to study the acoustic characteristics of an area that reflects natural processes [Schafer, 1977]. These sounds can be interpreted as biological (biophony), geophysical (geophony), and human-produced (anthrophony) [Pijanowski et al., 2011]. A common task is to use sounds to identify species based on the frequency content of...
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Resumo. A Leishmaniose Visceral Canina (LVC) pode servir como diagnóstico diferencial para Erliquiose ou Babesiose Canina, hemoparasitoses transmitidas por carrapatos, dada a similaridade das manifestações clínicas e a urbanização do vetor da LVC. Neste relato de caso, apontamos a importância de se ter no histórico do cão atendido a região em que e...
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No PDF available ABSTRACT For the present study, we evaluated the long-distance vocalization of free-living maned wolves of the Ecological Station of Itirapina, São Paulo, Brazil. This population has been exposed to railway noise for at least 100 years, since the railroad activities, in 1916. For the present study, we aim to investigate long-distan...
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Ecological factors may affect resource availability and distribution, impacting foraging and burrow construction behaviours. Clyomys laticeps is a caviomorph rodent with subterranean habits occurring on the Brazilian Cerrado domain (savanna-like) until the Paraguayan Chaco. We investigated their underground system's architecture taking into account...
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The negative effects of loud anthropic sounds on non-human health and welfare urges attention. We report here the results of a technical study we conducted attending a Public Prosecutor’s request at Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil. A Civil Inquiry informed against nocive effects of human concentration on captive and free-living animals around the munici...
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Mental disorders are disorders of the cognitive, emotional or behavioral condition of an individual. They can have several origins and are usually associated with expressive anguish and difficulty in various aspects of life, including school education. Mental disorders are accompanied by social stigmas which may be linked to the belief in genetic d...
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The chapters in this eBook provide an overview of the scientific topics discussed at the online scientific meeting that inspired the book. The meeting Acoustic Communication: An Interdisciplinary Approach took place online on November 19-20, 2020, with the support of the Dean’s Office for Research of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. We were exp...
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Our knowledge about the acoustic behavior of Caviinae species drove us to investigate Kerodon rupestris’s (Caviidae: Hydrochoerinae) repertoire. This species is endemic to Caatinga and states as vulnerable in the Brazilian list of endangered species. We recorded sounds uttered by individuals from Santa Luzia, State of Paraíba, Brazil. We promoted i...
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We studied communities of small mammals and their ticks in endemic (E) and non-endemic (NE) areas for Brazilian spotted fever (BSF), aiming to infer if diversity parameters of parasites and hosts could be related to occurrence and prevalence of rickettsial infection, especially Rickettsia rickettsii. We compared E and NE areas in human-modified lan...
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Long-distance vocalization involves the transmission and reception of signals that carry important messages, such as territory ownership, social status, mate attraction, and species identity (Catchpole and Slater 2003; Bradbury and Vehrencamp 2011). The Near Threatened maned wolf Chrysocyon brachyurus is a South American endemic canid occurring mai...
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Behavior is a useful trait for comparative studies that provide the comprehension of phylogenetic relationships among species. Here, we present a description of two spiny-rats species' behavioral repertoire, Clyomys laticeps and Trinomys setosus (Rodentia: Echimyidae). The affiliative and agonistic behavioral patterns were sampled during a three-ye...
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Reproduction involves communication. Males usually evolve elaborate displays that may declare their qualities and attract females to mate, using signals from different modalities. Females may use cues encoded in courtship signals to evaluate males and make choices concerning their qualities. We investigated the acoustic element of the elaborate dis...
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Reproduction involves communication. Males usually evolve elaborate displays that may declare their qualities and attract females to mate, using signals from different modalities. Females may use cues encoded in courtship signals to evaluate males and make choices concerning their qualities. We investigated the acoustic element of the elaborate dis...
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Social life involves a dynamic network of direct and indirect interacting individuals of the same species. An audience that does not affect a dyadic interaction may use the exchange (not the signal alone) as an information source. Here I take some examples of loud calls from Emmons and colleagues' audiobook of Neotropical mammals and mine and explo...
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School achievement is under a multiple factorial context related to student, school and family (SSF). Based on 23.141 Brazilians self-reports, obtained from PISA 2015, representative SSF measures were selected, and their impacts measured on school performance scores in mathematics, reading and science. The feeling of belonging to the school (BELONG...
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The expansion of human activity forces species to co-exist with people in human-modified landscapes (HMLs). However, living in HMLs demands behavioral adaptations, and the proximity between wildlife and people heightens human–wildlife conflicts. Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) is a thriving rodent species in HMLs in Brazil and as such, is invo...
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The diverse behavioral repertoire of the urban coatis earned them a label of nuisance species. In 2016, we became interested in the utterances encoding affective states during anointing behavior with human-introduced products. Hopefully, we will decode their emotional lives. || This material is the abstract presentation of the authors' attendance t...
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O sistema de economia de fichas (SEF) foi usado em um jogo para avaliar seu efeito sobre a cooperação. Crianças de uma escola pública receberam fichas e optaram entre guardá-las ou doá-las anonimamente em uma urna; o número de fichas era triplicado e distribuído igualmente às crianças, que escolhiam, então, entre “comprar” itens ou economizar. O SE...
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Human activities are changing landscape structure and function globally, affecting wildlife space use, and ultimately increasing human-wildlife conflicts and zoonotic disease spread. Capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) are linked to conflicts in human-modified landscapes (e.g. crop damage, vehicle collision), as well as the spread and amplificati...
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Há algum tempo, a educação nacional atravessa diversas dificuldades, sendo observados baixos níveis de desempenho entre os alunos, além da insatisfação geral destes e dos professores. Comumente, buscam-se formas de facilitar e melhorar a qualidade do processo de ensino e aprendizagem e solucionar os impasses educacionais. Procuram-se maneiras de tr...
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Práticas docentes personalizadas podem melhorar o desempenho escolar de estudantes. No entanto, não encontramos instrumentos específicos para avaliar estas práticas no contexto brasileiro. O objetivo deste estudo foi construir e apresentar evidências de validade da Escala de Percepção das Práticas Docentes (EPPD). Foram elaborados 25 itens avaliado...
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Personalized teaching practices can improve students' school performance. However, specific instruments to evaluate these practices in the Brazilian context couldn't be found. The main goal of this study was to construct and present validity evidence for the Teaching Practice Perception Scale (TPPS). Twenty-five items were crated and evaluated by 1...
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Human activities are changing landscape structure and function globally, affecting wildlife space use, and ultimately increasing human-wildlife conflicts and zoonotic disease spread. Capybara ( Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris ) is a conflict species that has been implicated in the spread and amplification of the most lethal tick-borne disease in the worl...
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It is unclear whether deterministic conceptions have any impact on teachers' practices, and if it depends on the teacher's formation. Brazil scored low in science and mathematics in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and scored a little less in reading. We investigated the conceptions about behaviour mutability in teachers fr...
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Background: Brazilian spotted fever (BSF), caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii, has been associated with the transmission by the tick Amblyomma sculptum, and one of its main hosts, the capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris). Methods: During 2015-2019, we captured capybaras and ticks in seven highly anthropic areas of São Paulo state (thr...
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Trinomys yonenagae (Rocha, 1995), Yonenaga’s Atlantic spiny-rat, is a small caviomorph rodent locally known as “rabo-de-facho” (Portuguese) due to its setiform hairs and long penciled tail. It is endemic to the sand dune field of the arid Brazilian Caatinga, on the west side of the Middle São Francisco River, from Barra to Pilão Arcado (Bahia, Braz...
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Trinomys yonenagae (Rocha, 1995), Yonenaga's Atlantic spiny-rat, is a small caviomorph rodent locally known as "rabo-de-facho" (Portuguese) due to its setiform hairs and long penciled tail. It is endemic to the sand dune field of the arid Brazilian Caatinga, on the west side of the Middle São Francisco River, from Barra to Pilão Arcado (Bahia, Braz...
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It is unclear whether deterministic conceptions have any impact on teachers' practices, and if it depends on the teacher's formation. Brazil scored low in science and mathematics in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and scored a little less in reading. We investigated the conceptions about behaviour mutability in teachers fr...
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Video of the behaviour of an opossum mother nesting on nest tree of coatis || Watch on EBAC YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/brGyDTT4O5I || Watch on Aline Gasco's YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/mvJUWRfz-ZI || Paper titled "Nesting behavior of Didelphis aurita: twenty days of continuous recording of a female in a coati nest". || Published...
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Choosing the nest site to raise a litter has consequences on female fitness in mammalian species with no male participation in the parental care. We accidentally video recorded a coati's nest appropriation by a female opossum Didelphis aurita, at Parque Ecológico do Tietê, State of São Paulo, Brazil. For 29 days, from December 22, 2011, to January...
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Supplementary material of the paper published in the Bioacoustics Journal || Watch the video at https://youtu.be/hyXZBMtyip4
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Supplementary material of the paper published in the Biota Neotropica 18(3): e20180550 || Watch the video at https://youtu.be/brGyDTT4O5I.
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English version of the original poster presented in the 15th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music (XV SBCM - 2015).
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List of the videos online || Supplementary Material of the paper published in the International Journal of Comparative Psychology || Paper available at https://escholarship.org/uc/item/1dq4s4p5 || Slideshare: https://www.slideshare.net/AlineFerro3/soap-anointing-behaviour-in-coati-nasua-nasua-105448469 || YouTube: https://youtu.be/SmrjQ1lM3fg
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RESUMO: Há algum tempo, a educação nacional atravessa diversas dificuldades, sendo observados baixos níveis de desempenho entre os alunos, além da insatisfação geral destes e dos professores. Comumente, buscam-se formas de facilitar e melhorar a qualidade do processo de ensino e aprendizagem e solucionar os impasses educacionais. Procuram-se maneir...
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The coati is a highly social mammal that features sophisticated cognitive and social abilities. We hypothesized that the ring-tailed coati, Nasua nasua, uses an extensive acoustic repertoire that correlates to their diverse range of social interactions. We tested this hypothesis by observing and recording a free-ranging managed population of N. nas...
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A counterpoint to current ecology commons oriented to the study of whole populations, recent trends in conservation behavior have motivated the search of strategies and tools for discriminating individuals out of a population annotated by automated recordings. Taking into account individual life histories and identifying subjects may improve popula...
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We took the rare opportunity to observe and quantify spontaneous allosuckling in a captive group of Cavia aperea captured in the wild (a male, two females and their offspring). We recorded behavior interactions between all offspring and each of the adults between days 6 and 20 of life. Infants suckled equally from their mother and from the other fe...
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Wild cavies from the taxon Cavia aperea–Cavia porcellus are known for their extensive use of acoustic signals for communication including a courtship call that is a rarity in Mammalia. The genus Cavia includes an insular species (Cavia intermedia) derived from a continental “asocial” Cavia magna. We hypothesized that the courtship call and all the...
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When following a free-living ring-tailed coati Nasua nasua group behind a tourist complex on Ilha do Campeche (an island in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil), we observed them rubbing laundry and cleaning substances onto their bodies. In order to describe this anointing behavior, spontaneous and induced anointing sessions were studied over two v...
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Paper published in the International Journal of Comparative Psychology / ISCP; sponsored by the International Society for Comparative Psychology and the University of Calabria 29(1):30113.
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Apresentamos um relato de uso de equipamentos para registro de vocalizações de animais em campo e ferramentas utilizadas para a análise destes sinais. Nosso objetivo é contextualizar a prática da pesquisa em bioacústica de mamíferos terrestres atualmente em curso no Brasil com os recursos tecnológicos disponíveis, discutindo suas virtudes e limitaç...
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Comunicação oral no 15th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music (XV SBCM - 2015).
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Poster exposto durante o 15th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music (XV SBCM - 2015).
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Self-smearing of odoriferous substances with natural or human-introduced substances has been described in non-human animals to alleviate illnesses and as an antipredator strategy. The adoption of commercial products of self-anointing in mammalian species was reported mostly in individuals that spent more time rubbing themselves than in physical con...
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Interessadas em estudar a organização social de T. setosus em cativeiro, nos demos conta de algo curioso: apenas um dos dois grupos inicialmente formados por 2__e 2__, em cercados dentro do Biotério, produzia filhotes, sempre através da mesma fêmea. Apresentamos aqui, informações, coletadas entre Ago/2014 e Set/2015, sobre o comportamento reproduti...
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In the last decades considerable advances in monitoring and analysis technologies have improved the knowledge about the organization and role of animal sounds. This paper focus on some current issues in the study of mamma-lian species, showing some of the latest and promising technologies, trends in bioacoustics research and its applications.
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Video Presentation of Ethology and Bioacoustics Laboratory on IV Congreso Colombiano de Zoología at Cartagena. December 1-5, 2014 http://www.congresocolombianozoologia.org/. Video available at YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZFUvhtvFx5Q.
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Part 1 - Video Presentation of Ethology and Bioacoustics Laboratory on IV Congreso Colombiano de Zoología at Cartagena. December 1-5, 2014 http://www.congresocolombianozoologia.org/. Video available at YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZFUvhtvFx5Q
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Part 2 - Video Presentation of Ethology and Bioacoustics Laboratory on IV Congreso Colombiano de Zoología at Cartagena. December 1-5, 2014 http://www.congresocolombianozoologia.org/. Video available at YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZFUvhtvFx5Q
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Poster presented during the X Annual Meeting of Psychobiology of the Postgraduate Program of Psychobiology at Faculty of Philosophy, Science and Letters of Ribeirão Preto of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. September 16th to 17th 2015.
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The knowledge of the acoustic communication system of species, especially for those that use long distance calls, and the deployment of automated recorders and sound analysis software provide us a useful tool for wildlife monitoring. In our lab, we study the acoustic repertoire of different species of terrestrial mammals, all of which use at list o...
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This e-book is a collection of stories from the fieldwork with the ring-tailed coatis living in a Brazilian urban park. It is available only in Portuguese language. It was produced for the undergraduate students attending the Behavioral Ecology course of the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. || O livro ilustra aspectos da vida social e...
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Esta é a primeira descrição do repertório comportamental de Trinomys setosus denigratus, uma espécie habitante de Mata Atlântica do estado da Bahia (Brasil). O seu repertório é descrito aqui de forma comparativa em relação à espécie mais conhecida do gênero, T. yonenagae, endêmica da Caatinga da Bahia. O clado formado por essas duas espécies tem ma...
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O preá C.magna é a maior das seis espécies do gênero Cavia, distribui-se ao sul da América do Sul e ainda é pouco conhecida em termos ecológicos e comportamentais. Este trabalho visa descrever o repertório acústico desta espécie a partir de gravações em campo realizadas com animais de vida livre em Janeiro e em Julho de 2013, nas dependências do IF...
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When separated from their mother guinea-pig pups emit a high-pitched whistle (IS) that elicit parental care. The note is composed of 3 segments: A, with little frequency modulation (FM); B, with marked ascending FM and C, with varied FM. During development, this whistle is structurally modified into a food-anticipation whistle (FA) emitted in respo...
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The South American coatis Nasua nasua (Mammalia: Procyonidae) is a gregarious species with a matrilineal social system unusual for carnivores. To coordinate social group activities and modulate intraspecific interactions it is expected that the species make an intense use of the acoustic channel, as was described for other social species of avian a...
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Capybara uses an atonal bark as an alarm call (AB). It is emitted in response to any potentially dangerous situation perceived by one of the group members and evokes alert responses. In our study of wild and captive populations in the municipality of Ribeirão Preto, we noticed that captive group of the Zoo (GZ) emitted sequences of a quite similar...
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Cavia magna and Cavia intermedia are closely related species. C. intermedia derived from a population of C. magna isolated in an island of Santa Catarina (south of Brazil) about 8.000 years ago. Both species emit a peep call ('pio', in portuguese) in a not yet defined context. This peep is not emitted by the smaller species of cavies that had the a...
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Os sinais de comunicação acústica têm um papel importante na escolha de parceiros reprodutivos em anuros e aves. Em mamíferos, a fonte primária para o reconhecimento de parceiros sexuais é o sinal químico (Johnston, 1998). Entretanto, em alguns táxons de Rodentia, particularmente em Hystricognathi, sinais acústicos são usados durante a corte (Eisen...
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South American coatis are gregarious members of the raccoon family (Procyonidae) that communicate through a broad and complex repertoire of acoustic signals. As the group moves, young and adult animals whistle continuously preventing members’ dispersion. We recorded contact whistles of young (up to three months of age) and adult animals at Parque E...
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Clyomys bishopi Avila-Pires & Wutke, 1981 é um pequeno caviomorfo do cerrado, colonial, de hábitos fossoriais e noturno. A escassez de informações acerca dos comportamentos da espécie e a possibilidade de integrá-los a um estudo comparativo fiogenético sobre os caviomorfos, despertou nosso interesse em seu repertório vocal. Seis animais foram captu...
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Poster presentation on population variation in the contact and cohesion calls of the forest gardener coati (Nasua nasua)? VII Annual Meeting of Psychology, May 9th to 11th 2012, at Faculty of Philosophy, Science and Letters of Ribeirão Preto of the University of São Paulo, Brazil.
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Conference paper on "population variation in the contact and cohesion calls of the forest gardener coati (Nasua nasua)?" VII Annual Meeting of Psychology, May 9th to 11th 2012, at Faculty of Philosophy, Science and Letters of Ribeirão Preto of the University of São Paulo, Brazil.
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The Caviomorph rodents have precocious young and vary in social complexity, resorting to acoustic communication to efficiently regulate social interactions intra-group and to avoid intruders and predators. The wild cavy Cavia aperea, one of the species with the largest geographic distribution, is considered a wild representative of the domestic Cav...
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When separated from their mother, wild and domestic cavy pups emit high-pitched whistles. Whistles are also emitted only by the domestic species in response to food-associated stimuli. We compared isolation whistles (IS) emitted by guinea pig pups separated from their mothers to the food-anticipation whistles (FA) emitted by the same adult individu...