Longitudinal study of dominance relations among captive patas monkeys.

  title={Longitudinal study of dominance relations among captive patas monkeys.},
  author={Elena Goldman and James Michael Loy},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  volume={42 1},
Eight and a half years of dominace relations within a captive group of patas monkeys were analyzed. It was found that matrilineal kinship significantly influenced individuals' ranks. In contrast, with the exception of certain intramatiline changes, increasingage had no predictable effect on overall rank, at least for females (this was untestable for males). Offspring typically challenged maternal dominance and in eight or twelve dyads, offspring either fully rose over their mothers (three cases… CONTINUE READING