Within-group social bonds in white-faced saki monkeys (Pithecia pithecia) display male-female pair preference.

  title={Within-group social bonds in white-faced saki monkeys (Pithecia pithecia) display male-female pair preference.},
  author={Cynthia L Thompson and Marilyn A. Norconk},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  volume={73 10},
White-faced saki monkeys (Pithecia pithecia) lack most of the behavioral and physical traits typical of primate monogamy [Fuentes, 1999]. In order to determine if social bonds in this species reflect patterns displayed by pair-bonded groups or larger multimale-multifemale groups, we draw on 17 months of data collected on wild white-faced sakis at Brownsberg Nature Park, Suriname. We analyzed within-group social bonds for three habituated groups (one two-adult and two multiadult groups) by… CONTINUE READING
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