, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 393–398 | Cite as

The grimace and gecker: A submissive display among patas monkeys

  • Sharon Jacobus
  • James Loy


Observations of captive patas monkeys, plus a review of the literature, suggest that this species possesses at least three submissive/appeasement signals: (1) grimacing accompanied by a geckering vocalization; (2) cowering; and (3) a crouch face display. These findings are in contrast to earlier reports that patas monkeys have no such signals.


Early Report Animal Ecology Face Display Patas Monkey Submissive Display 
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© Japan Monkey Centre 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sharon Jacobus
    • 1
    • 2
  • James Loy
    • 2
  1. 1.Mansfield CenterUSA
  2. 2.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA

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