Satellite telemetry and social modeling offer new insights into the origin of primate multilevel societies

@inproceedings{Qi2014SatelliteTA,
  title={Satellite telemetry and social modeling offer new insights into the origin of primate multilevel societies},
  author={Xiao-Guang Qi and Paul A Garber and Weihong Ji and Zhi-Pang Huang and Kang Huang and Peng Zhang and Song-Tao Guo and Xiao-Wei Wang and Gang He and Pei Zhang and Bao-guo Li},
  booktitle={Nature communications},
  year={2014}
}
Multilevel societies (MLS), in which polygynous reproductive units are nested in a larger social matrix, represent a highly complex social system documented only in a small number of mammalian species. Using long-term behavioural data, satellite telemetry and social network analysis, we present a new framework for understanding the function and social dynamics of the golden snub-nosed monkey MLS. Here we show that several one-male units form a cohesive breeding band that associates with one or… CONTINUE READING
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