Age/sex variations in third-party ranking relationship knowledge in wild vervet monkeys, Chlorocebus aethiops pygerythrus

Age/sex variations in third-party ranking relationship knowledge in wild vervet monkeys, Chlorocebus aethiops pygerythrus

Borgeaud, Christele; Alvino, Morgane; van Leeuwen, Kelly; Townsend, Simon W; Bshary, Redouan (2015). Age/sex variations in third-party ranking relationship knowledge in crazy vervet monkeys, Chlorocebus aethiops pygerythrus. Animal Behaviour, 102:277-284.

Abstract

In mammals it is often proposed that complex social surroundings have actually chosen for advanced strategies that are social.

Third-party and more rank that is specifically third-party knowledge is an essential need for such techniques, specially in types by having a strict hierarchy such as for example primates. Past research has demonstrated that feminine vervet monkeys understand the whole feminine hierarchy inside their team, suggesting an in depth familiarity with their surrounding world that is social. Exactly just What stays ambiguous, nonetheless, could be the level and information of these knowledge that is social other age/sex classes. We utilized exactly the same design that is experimental test whether females and men additionally record each other’s hierarchy and whether juveniles realize about the feminine hierarchy. (more…)