The evolution of “egalitarian” and “despotic” social systems among macaques

@article{Matsumura2007TheEO,
  title={The evolution of “egalitarian” and “despotic” social systems among macaques},
  author={Shūichi Matsumura},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2007},
  volume={40},
  pages={23-31}
}
Recent studies of captive macaques have revealed considerable inter-species differences in dominance styles among females. In “egalitarian” species such as stumptail (Macaca arctoides) or tonkean macaques (M. tonkeana), social interactions are more symmetrical and less kin-biased than in “despotic” species such as Japanese (M. fuscata) or rhesus macaques (M. mulatta). Field observations of moor macaques (M. maurus), close relatives of tonkean macaques, suggest that tolerance during feeding… Expand

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