, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 749–754 | Cite as

Male-male interactions with dead infants inMacaca sylvanus

  • Ellen Merz
Short Communications


Infants ofMacaca sylvanus are often involved in male-male interactions. Very similar interactions occur also with dead infants. The present paper describes male-male interactions with dead infants and emphasizes similarities and differences between these and those involving live infants. Causation is also briefly discussed.


Animal Ecology Similar Interaction Live Infant Dead Infant 
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© Japan Monkey Centre 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ellen Merz
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  1. 1.Basle UniversitySwitzerland

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