Aggressive interventions and matrilineal dominance relations in semifree-ranging barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus)

@article{Prudhomme2006AggressiveIA,
  title={Aggressive interventions and matrilineal dominance relations in semifree-ranging barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus)},
  author={Jean François Prud'homme and Bernard Chapais},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2006},
  volume={34},
  pages={271-283}
}
Female Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) form matrilineal hierarchies, i.e. they come to rank below their mother in relation to non-kin females in the course of maturation. The stability of such hierarchies and the acquisition of the matrilineal rank are achieved through dyadic aggressions and third party interventions in conflicts. This study examines the dynamics of interventions in non-kin conflicts in a semifree-ranging group of 109 Barbary macaques at “La Montagne des Singes,” Kintzheim… CONTINUE READING

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