Social organization in a wild population ofCallithrix jacchus: II. Intragroup social behavior

  title={Social organization in a wild population ofCallithrix jacchus: II. Intragroup social behavior},
  author={Leslie J. Digby},
  • L. Digby
  • Published 1 July 1995
  • Biology
  • Primates
The social behavior of the common marmoset has been well studied in captivity, but little is known about the social dynamics of this species in its natural habitat. Social relationships were studied in three polygynous groups of common marmosets,Callithrix jacchus, in northeastern Brazil. Breeding adults appeared to be the center of social life and were the most frequent grooming partners or nearest neighbors for most adult group members. The observations of unidirectional agonistic… 

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