The Owl Monkey Project, started in 1996 by Dr. Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, is a multi-disciplinary research site in the Argentinean Chaco. In conjunction with the Anthropology Department at Yale University, we investigate the evolution of monogamy and paternal care in a pair-bonded primate.

Fernandez-Duque started the project because he was interested in the evolution of social relationships, monogamous mating systems and parental care.  In particular he was interested in examining the roles that males and females have in the maintenance of a monogamous social system. Owl monkeys live in social groups that include one pair of reproducing adults and between one and four young.

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