Alpha male chimpanzee grooming patterns: implications for dominance "style".

@article{Foster2009AlphaMC,
  title={Alpha male chimpanzee grooming patterns: implications for dominance "style".},
  author={Michael W. Foster and Ian C. Gilby and Carson M Murray and Anne Johnson and Emily E. Wroblewski and Anne E Pusey},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={
          136-44
        }
}
  • Michael W. Foster, Ian C. Gilby, +3 authors Anne E Pusey
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Psychology, Medicine
  • American journal of primatology
  • In social primates, individuals use various tactics to compete for dominance rank. Grooming, displays and contact aggression are common components of a male chimpanzee's dominance repertoire. The optimal combination of these behaviors is likely to differ among males with individuals exhibiting a dominance "style" that reflects their tendency to use cooperative and/or agonistic dominance tactics. Here, we examine the grooming behavior of three alpha male chimpanzees at Gombe National Park… CONTINUE READING

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