Dominance Turnover Between an Alpha and a Beta Male and Dynamics of Social Relationships in Japanese Macaques

@article{Kutsukake2005DominanceTB,
  title={Dominance Turnover Between an Alpha and a Beta Male and Dynamics of Social Relationships in Japanese Macaques},
  author={Nobuyuki Kutsukake and Toshikazu Hasegawa},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={26},
  pages={775-800}
}
We report a case of turnover between an alpha (GN) and a beta male (R7) and its effects in a troop of provisioned Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata fuscata) in Shiga-Heights, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The aggression between the 2 males was caused by the intrusion of GN towards the consort of R7. R7 received support from his brother and mother, and consequently defeated GN. After the turnover, R7 attacked GN frequently, which may have functioned to stabilize the dominance relationship between… CONTINUE READING

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