Maternal kin bias in affiliative behavior among wild adult female blue monkeys.

Abstract

Kin-biased cooperative and affiliative behavior is widespread in social mammals and is expected to increase fitness. However, despite evolutionary benefits of cooperating with relatives, demographic circumstances may influence the strength of kin bias. We studied the relationship between maternal kinship and affiliative behavior among 78 wild adult female… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22315

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