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An example of “apparent” dominance-submission behavior between adult male howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata)

  • Orrey P. Young
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On Barro Colorado Island, Panama, two adult male howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) belonging to the same troop were observed performing a sequence of behaviors typical of dominance-submission situations. The occurrence of these behaviors supports the hypothesis of an agegraded-male social organization for this species. There may also be a correlation between the appearance of these newly-reported behaviors and high population densities.


Population Density Social Organization High Population Animal Ecology High Population Density 
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© Japan Monkey Centre 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Orrey P. Young
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MarylandUSA
  2. 2.Southern Grain Insects Research LaboratoryTiftonUSA

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