Social correlates of testosterone and ornamentation in male mandrills

  title={Social correlates of testosterone and ornamentation in male mandrills},
  author={J. Setchell and T. Smith and E. J. Wickings and L. Knapp},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  • J. Setchell, T. Smith, +1 author L. Knapp
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • We investigated relationships between fecal androgen concentrations, facial coloration and behaviour in semi-free-ranging male mandrills. We found that fecal androgen levels were significantly positively related to dominance rank, independent of rank stability and the mating period, suggesting that male mandrills live in a permanently aggressive context in which they must actively maintain their dominance status. Facial red coloration was also significantly related to both fecal androgen levels… CONTINUE READING
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