Binghua Sun

Dongpo Xia3
Lixing Sun3
3Dongpo Xia
3Lixing Sun
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Grooming among nonhuman primates is widespread and may represent an important service commodity that is exchanged within a biological marketplace. In this study, using focal animal sampling methods, we recorded grooming relationships among 12 adult females in a free-ranging group of Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Huangshan, China, to determine the(More)
Hume’s Pheasant, Syrmaticus humiae is a rare and endangered species of pheasants. As a result of habitat loss, poaching and human disturbance, its wild populations have decreased dramatically, and it was listed as a globally near-threatened species by BirdLife/IUCN. Here, we describe the first set of twelve polymorphic microsatellite markers isolated from(More)
Variation in the availability and distribution of food resources is a strong selective pressure on wild primates. We explored variation in Tibetan macaque gut microbiota composition during winter and spring seasons. Our results showed that gut microbial composition and diversity varied by season. In winter, the genus Succinivibrio, which promotes the(More)
Collective behavior has recently attracted a great deal of interest in both natural and social sciences. While the role of leadership has been closely scrutinized, the rules used by joiners in collective decision making have received far less attention. Two main hypotheses have been proposed concerning these rules: mimetism and quorum. Mimetism predicts(More)
A first case of newborn Tibetan macaque (Macaca thibetana) twins was observed in a free-ranging group at Huangshan, China. The female that gave birth to the twins was studied during their first 5 months post-partum, and her activity budget was compared to those of adult females with single or no offspring in order to assess her behavioral changes. Our(More)
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