Sex differences in the social behavior of wild spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi yucatanensis).

  title={Sex differences in the social behavior of wild spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi yucatanensis).},
  author={Kathy Y. Slater and Colleen M Schaffner and Filippo Aureli},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  volume={71 1},
Competition for resources and the need for cooperation are reported to affect patterns of social interactions and thus the quality of social relationships in primates. Relationships may be described as high quality when both individuals behave in a way that benefits their partner. We investigated the distribution of a wide range of social behaviors across sex partner combinations of adult spider monkeys with specific reference to contested resources. Data were collected from two communities of… CONTINUE READING
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