Patterns of infant handling and relatedness in Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) on Gibraltar

@article{Kmmerli2008PatternsOI,
  title={Patterns of infant handling and relatedness in Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) on Gibraltar},
  author={Rolf K{\"u}mmerli and Robert D. Martin},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2008},
  volume={49},
  pages={271-282}
}
Among papionin primates, the Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) shows the most extensive interactions between infants and group members other than the mother. Two different types of interactions occur: (1) long-lasting dyadic interactions between a handler and an infant, and (2) brief triadic interactions between two handlers involving an infant. Previous investigations showed that infant handling by males is best explained as use of infants to manage relationships with other males. In contrast… CONTINUE READING

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