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Simultaneous classification by rank and kinship in Japanese macaques

Schino, Gabriele, Tiddi, Barbara, Polizzi di Sorrentino, Eugenia (2006) Simultaneous classification by rank and kinship in Japanese macaques. Animal Behaviour, 71 (5). pp. 1069-1074. ISSN 0003-3472. (doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2005.07.019) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:84589)

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Abstract

To assess evidence of the ability of Japanese macaques, Macaca fuscata, to recognize the rank and kin relationships of other individuals, we analysed the recruitment of allies in the context of agonistic confrontations. Both mature and immature macaques preferentially directed their recruitment attempts to individuals ranking higher than their opponent and to individuals that were not the kin of their opponent. They were also able to combine the two criteria. These results suggest that Japanese macaques can recognize third-party rank and kin relationships, and provide observational evidence supporting the notion that nonhuman primates can simultaneously use multiple criteria in classifying the social relationships between group companions.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2005.07.019
Uncontrolled keywords: Japanese macaques
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Barbara Tiddi
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2020 22:06 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/84589 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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