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Agonistic support is generally considered a classical example of altruistic behaviour. It plays a critical role in the process of rank acquisition. This study investigates agonistic coalitions involving juvenile Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) living in a large captive group. Kinship was a good...

Author(s)
Schino, G.; Tiddi, B.; Sorrentino, E. P. di
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Ethology, 2007, 113, 12, pp 1151-1157
Abstract

It is often (implicitly) assumed that the expectation of reciprocation motivates animal altruism, and thus that animals "plan" their social interactions. We tested this hypothesis by studying a captive group of mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). In our focal group, the alpha male was more likely to...

Author(s)
Schino, G.; Pellegrini, B.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
International Journal of Primatology, 2011, 32, 2, pp 406-414
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Author(s)
Schino, G.
Citation
Behaviour, 1998, 135, 3, pp 343-356