Intragroup Social Relationships of Male Alouatta palliata on Barro Colorado Island, Republic of Panama

@article{Wang2004IntragroupSR,
  title={Intragroup Social Relationships of Male Alouatta palliata on Barro Colorado Island, Republic of Panama},
  author={Elan Wang and Katharine Milton},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={24},
  pages={1227-1243}
}
We examined social and spatial relations of adult males in one group of mantled howling monkeys (Alouatta palliata) on Barro Colorado Island (BCI) in central Panama to document patterns of association. Beyond the existence of an alpha male, we could not distinguish any linear dominance hierarchy among the 6 study males. All males copulated with estrous females. Our findings contrast with reports of intragroup male behavior in Costa Rican howlers. Study males engaged in little or no affiliative… CONTINUE READING
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