, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 289–292

Grooming in the mantled howler monkey,Alouatta palliataGray


  • Clara B. Jones
    • Cornell University
Short Communications

DOI: 10.1007/BF02373380

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Jones, C.B. Primates (1979) 20: 289. doi:10.1007/BF02373380


Dominant individuals groom subordinates in the mantled howler monkey. This relationship is previously unreported for the species and is a characteristic that howler monkeys share with many birds and mammals.

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