Fission-fusion social organization inAteles andPan

  title={Fission-fusion social organization inAteles andPan},
  author={M. M. Symington},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  • M. M. Symington
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • Recent research on the ecology and behavior of free-ranging spider monkeys (Ateles paniscus chamek) allows a more detailed comparison with the chimpanzee,Pan troglodytes, than has been possible previously. Despite their distant common ancestry, chimpanzees and spider monkeys share an unusual fission-fusion social system. In this paper, I compare subgroup size and composition, social unit structure, ranging behavior, patterns of philopatry and dispersal, and social relationships in the two taxa… CONTINUE READING

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