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An analysis of dyadic interactions of male Japanese monkeys (Macaca fuscata fuscata) in a cage-room observation

  • Angelo Tartabini


This is a laboratory observation (Home-cage and observation room) for individual and social behavior of four male Japanese monkeys. The monkeys were placed in a dyadic and trio situation with the purpose to investigate the relationships between aggressive and affinitive factors which regulated their social behaviour. Total amounts of attacks and receiving groom showed a consistent order for four monkeys through the pairwise conditions, which was presumed to indicate a dominance order. Grooming and mounting behavior, however, were influenced by the particular dyadic interactions, probably social attraction, rather than dominance order itself. The presence of the third animal facilitated such a social preference between animals positioned closely in the rank order as well as elicited aggression from the dominant animals.


Social Behavior Rank Order Animal Ecology Social Preference Japanese Monkey 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelo Tartabini
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  1. 1.Kyoto UniversityJapan

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