Determinants and evolutionary consequences of dominance among female gelada baboons

@article{Dunbar2004DeterminantsAE,
  title={Determinants and evolutionary consequences of dominance among female gelada baboons},
  author={Robin I. M. Dunbar},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={7},
  pages={253-265}
}
SummaryDominance relations among free-living female gelada baboons (Theropithecus gelada) are shown to depend on the individual's aggressiveness, modified by coalitionary support from female relatives. Relatives rank adjacent to each other more of often than expected by chance.Females are more willing both to give coalitionary support and to do so on an asymmetric basis to females with whom they interact socially (usually relatives) than to those with whom they rarely interact.The number of… 

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