Data on social interactions were collected mainly in the non-mating season, for one wild but partly provisioned group of Macaca thibetana
whose members were individually recognized. Analysis of spontaneous and induced agonistic interactions revealed that a linear dominance hierarchy existed among individuals as in most macaque species studied to date. Social rank among the 1- to 2-year-old juveniles was basically determined by the positions of their mothers. Spontaneous agonistic interactions among adult males were much less common than those among adult females. Data on association showed that mother-infant and mother-yearling bonds were the strongest. Adult females and 2- to 4-year-old juveniles were commonly found in association. Adult males and 3- to 7-year-old males infrequently associated with each other apart from the alpha male and the beta male. Play mainly occurred among immatures, and members of the same age and the same rank preferred to play together.
Dr. Ziyun Deng, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Academia Sinica, Kunming, Yunnan (People’s Republic of China)
Received: March 23, 1987
Accepted: September 14, 1987
Published online: September 11, 2008
Number of Print Pages : 10
Folia Primatologica (International Journal of PrimatologyInternationale Zeitschrift für PrimatologieJournal international de Primatologie)
Vol. 49, No. 1, Year 1987 (Cover Date: 1987)
Journal Editor: Crompton R.H. (Liverpool)
ISSN: 0015–5713 (Print), eISSN: 1421–9980 (Online)
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