Agonism and dominance in female blue monkeys

  title={Agonism and dominance in female blue monkeys},
  author={Keren Klass and Marina Cords},
  journal={American Journal of Primatology},
  • Keren Klass, M. Cords
  • Published 1 December 2015
  • Biology, Psychology
  • American Journal of Primatology
Agonistic behavior features prominently in hypotheses that explain how social variation relates to ecological factors and phylogenetic constraints. Dominance systems vary along axes of despotism, tolerance, and nepotism, and comparative studies examine cross‐species patterns in these classifications. To contribute to such studies, we present a comprehensive picture of agonistic behavior and dominance relationships in wild female blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis), an arboreal guenon, with data… 

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