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A FIELD STUDY OF THE SOCIOBIOLOGY OF RHESUS MONKEYS, MACACA MULATTA *
  • S. Altmann
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1 December 1962
Rhesus monkeys, Macaca mulatta, have been used as the subjects of research more often than the members of any other species of non-human Primates. Compared with the abundant data on the anatomy,Expand
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Baboons, space, time and energy
How are social organization and ecology related to each other? Yellow baboons, hamadryas baboons, and gelada monkeys are all large, terrestrial African primates, but they have three differentExpand
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Field Observations on a Howling Monkey Society
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Body size and fatness of free‐living baboons reflect food availability and activity levels
We used morphometric techniques and isotope‐labeled water to investigate the influence of abundant, accessible food and resultant low activity levels on body size and fatness in free‐livingExpand
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Dramatic change in local climate patterns in the Amboseli basin, Kenya
The Amboseli basin, a semi-arid, open savannah area of southern Kenya, has experienced extensive changes in habitat since the early 1960's. The present report documents patterns of air temperatureExpand
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Henderson's Dictionary of Biological Terms
  • S. Altmann
  • Philosophy, Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • 1 February 1981
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Sociobiology of rhesus monkeys. II. Stochastics of social communication.
  • S. Altmann
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of theoretical biology
  • 1 May 1965
Abstract The behaviour of an individual depends upon preceding actions within the individual's interacting group. Such antecedent events do not, however, completely determine present behaviour.Expand
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Foraging for survival
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Life history of yellow baboons: Physical development, reproductive parameters, and infant mortality
Longitudinal data from a population of yellow baboons,Papio cynocephalus, in the Amboseli National Park, Kenya, provide life history parameter estimates. Females reached menarche at approximatelyExpand
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