Short Communications


, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 289-292

First online:

Grooming in the mantled howler monkey,Alouatta palliata Gray

  • Clara B. JonesAffiliated withCornell University

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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.