Evolutionary forces favoring intragroup coalitions among spotted hyenas and other animals

  title={Evolutionary forces favoring intragroup coalitions among spotted hyenas and other animals},
  author={Jennifer E Smith and Russell C. Van Horn and Katherine S. Powning and Alison Cole and Katharine E. Graham and Sandra K. Memenis and Kay E. Holekamp},
Coalitionary support in agonistic interactions represents cooperation because intervening in a fight is potentially costly to the donor of support but benefits the recipient. Here, we first review the characteristics of, and evolutionary forces favoring, intragroup coalitions in 49 species and find that patterns of intragroup coalition formation are remarkably similar between primates and nonprimates. We then test hypotheses suggesting kin selection, reciprocal altruism, and direct benefits as… CONTINUE READING

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