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Cayo Santiago Island

Research site located off the coast of Puerto Rico where long-term field studies of rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) have been conducted for decades. More than 500 monkeys were imported from India to the site by C. R. Carpenter in 1938. Primatologists who have conducted field research at this site include: Carpenter, J. BuettnerJanusch, J. E. Buikstra, J. M. Cheverud, R. G. Rowlins, M. J. Kessler, P. Marler, Ch. H. Southwick, F. B. Berkovitch and C. J. DeRousseau. The site later became part of the Caribbean Primate Research Center.

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