Male bonnet macaques use information about third-party rank relationships to recruit allies

  title={Male bonnet macaques use information about third-party rank relationships to recruit allies},
  author={J. Silk},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • J. Silk
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Social challenges may have driven the evolution of intelligence in primates and other taxa. In primates, the social intelligence hypothesis is supported by evidence that primates know a lot about their own relationships to others and also know something about the nature of relationships among other individuals (third-party relationships). Knowledge of third-party relationships is likely to play an especially important role in coalitions, which occur when one individual intervenes in an ongoing… CONTINUE READING

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