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Renewed interest in fission‐fusion dynamics is due to the recognition that such dynamics may create unique challenges for social interaction and distinctive selective pressures acting on underlying…
Sex differences in the social behavior of wild spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi yucatanensis)
Relationships between the sexes generally were characterized by high rates of female‐directed male aggression, although additional investigation into the effects of kinship and female reproductive state on male–female relationships is required before further conclusions can be drawn.
Collective decision‐making and fission–fusion dynamics: a conceptual framework
Sociality exists in an extraordinary range of ecological settings. For individuals to accrue the benefits associated with social interactions, they are required to maintain a degree of spatial and…
Evidence that zoo visitors influence HPA activity in spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyii rufiventris)
Fission-Fusion Dynamics : New Research Frameworks. Commentaries
Renewed interest in fission-fusion dynamics is due to the recognition that such dynamics may create unique challenges for social interaction and distinctive selective pressures acting on underlying…
Spider Monkeys: Social interactions, social relationships and the social system of spider monkeys
This chapter focuses on the social structure of spider monkeys and its components; social interactions and social relationships.
Intragroup lethal aggression in wild spider monkeys
- A. Valero, C. Schaffner, Laura G. Vick, F. Aureli, G. Ramos-Fernández
- BiologyAmerican journal of primatology
- 1 July 2006
We report the first evidence of intragroup coalitionary aggression leading to the death of a wild young adult male spider monkey. During a long‐term study of a well‐habituated community at the Otoch…
Embraces and Grooming in Captive Spider Monkeys
Relatively little information is available regarding the role of social grooming and embraces in spider monkeys that live in fission-fusion societies in which individuals are usually split into…
Aggression and conflict management at fusion in spider monkeys
This work presents evidence for aggressive escalation at fusion and its mitigation by the use of embraces in wild spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi), providing the first systematic evidence for conflict management at fusion.
Intragroup aggression, fission–fusion dynamics and feeding competition in spider monkeys
No seasonal variation in food availability is found, which suggests that fission–fusion dynamics may reduce not only scramble, but also the intensity of contest competition, and aggressive harassment of subadult females by long-term resident females may be used by resident females to limit scramble competition at the community level.