, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 368–378 | Cite as

Dominance and the social behavior of adult female bonnet macaques (Macaca radiata)

  • David F. Raney
  • Virginia Abernethy
  • Peter S. Rodman


Female bonnet macaques are ranked according to naturally occurring dyadic aggressive interactions. Several possible correlates of these ranks are examined. Maternal rank and early life history are found to be highly correlated with rank. In addition, a number of social relationships (female/female presentations, female/female mounts, contact among females and aggression) are found to be related to rank. The meaning of rank outside of head to head encounters is discussed.


Life History Social Behavior Social Relationship Early Life Animal Ecology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David F. Raney
    • 1
    • 2
  • Virginia Abernethy
    • 2
  • Peter S. Rodman
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Colorado Health Sciences CenterDenverU.S.A
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryVanderbilt Medical SchoolNashvilleU.S.A
  3. 3.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of California, DavisDavisU.S.A

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