Hierarchical Classification by Rank and Kinship in Baboons

  title={Hierarchical Classification by Rank and Kinship in Baboons},
  author={T. Bergman and J. C. Beehner and D. Cheney and R. Seyfarth},
  pages={1234 - 1236}
  • T. Bergman, J. C. Beehner, +1 author R. Seyfarth
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Humans routinely classify others according to both their individual attributes, such as social status or wealth, and membership in higher order groups, such as families or castes. They also recognize that people's individual attributes may be influenced and regulated by their group affiliations. It is not known whether such rule-governed, hierarchical classifications are specific to humans or might also occur in nonlinguistic species. Here we show that baboons recognize that a dominance… CONTINUE READING
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