, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 303–306 | Cite as

Tree-rubbing behavior of a solitary male howler monkey

  • Orrey P. Young
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On Barro Colorado Island, Panama, a solitary male howler monkey (Alouatta palliata) was observed copulating with a female member of a troop. A unique tree-rubbing behavior was then performed by the male. Within two weeks he was the dominant male in that troop.


Animal Ecology Dominant Male Howler Monkey Female Member Male Howler 
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© Japan Monkey Centre 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Orrey P. Young
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  1. 1.University of MarylandUSA

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