Kinship and Dominance Rank Influence the Strength of Social Bonds in Female Geladas (Theropithecus gelada)

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In many primates, close social relationships are associated with lower stress, better health, and increased life span. However, individuals do not form bonds indiscriminately; rather, they focus on a few primary partners. This suggests that the identity of the partner may be as important as the bond itself. Although dominance and kinship have repeatedly… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10764-013-9733-5

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@article{Johnson2013KinshipAD, title={Kinship and Dominance Rank Influence the Strength of Social Bonds in Female Geladas (Theropithecus gelada)}, author={Elizabeth Tinsley Johnson and William H Majoros and Jacinta C Beehner and Thore J. Bergman}, journal={International Journal of Primatology}, year={2013}, volume={35}, pages={288-304} }