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Male chimpanzees form enduring and equitable social bonds
  • J. Mitani
  • Psychology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • 1 March 2009
Controversy exists regarding the nature of primate social relationships. While individual primates are frequently hypothesized to form enduring social bonds with conspecifics, recent studies suggestExpand
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Why do chimpanzees hunt and share meat?
Wild chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes, frequently hunt and share meat. Despite widespread interest and considerable study, continued controversy exists regarding the factors that influence chimpanzeeExpand
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Generation times in wild chimpanzees and gorillas suggest earlier divergence times in great ape and human evolution
Fossils and molecular data are two independent sources of information that should in principle provide consistent inferences of when evolutionary lineages diverged. Here we use an alternativeExpand
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Hunting Behavior of Chimpanzees at Ngogo, Kibale National Park, Uganda
Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) prey on a variety of vertebrates, mostly on red colobus (Procolobus spp.) where the two species are sympatric. Variation across population occurs in hunting frequencyExpand
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Territoriality: The relation of ranging pattern and home range size to defendability, with an analysis of territoriality among primate species
Summary1.Existing theory suggests that territoriality will evolve when resources are limited and defendable, but defendability has seldom been analyzed quantitatively.2.Here we argue thatExpand
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Demography, female life history, and reproductive profiles among the chimpanzees of Mahale
Demography provides critical data to increase our understanding of the evolution, ecology, and conservation of primate populations. The chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania,Expand
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The limited impact of kinship on cooperation in wild chimpanzees
The complex cooperative behavior exhibited by wild chimpanzees generates considerable theoretical and empirical interest, yet we know very little about the mechanisms responsible for its evolution.Expand
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Recent developments in the study of wild chimpanzee behavior
Two generations of researchers have followed Goodall and Nishida into the field. As a result, chimpanzees are now one of the best and most widely studied of nonhuman primates. Long-term fieldExpand
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The Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest
  • J. Mitani
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • 13 October 2006
Many readers of the International Journal of Primatology will be familiar with the behavior of chimpanzees because of the seminal field studies by Jane Goodall and Toshisada Nishida and theirExpand
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Sexual selection and adult male orangutan long calls
  • J. Mitani
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • 1 February 1985
Abstract Long calls given by adult male orangutans ( Pongo pygmaeus ) have been hypothesized to mediate interindividual spacing among male orangutans and to attract female orangutans, to high-rankingExpand
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