Despotic wild patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) in Kala Maloue, Cameroon.

  title={Despotic wild patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) in Kala Maloue, Cameroon.},
  author={Naofumi Nakagawa},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  volume={70 3},
The socio-ecological model predicts that the quality, distribution, and patch size of food resources determines the dominance hierarchy of female monkeys based on the type of food competition they experience. Comparative studies of closely related species have evaluated the socio-ecological model and confirmed its validity. For example, female patas monkeys in Laikipia, Kenya, form a nonlinear and unstable dominance hierarchy (i.e., egalitarian), whereas females of sympatric, closely related… CONTINUE READING