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Title: Reproductive benefits of high social status in male macaques (Macaca)
Authors: Manuel Rodriguez-Llanes, Jose
Finlayson, Clive
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 78 (3). p. 643-649
Abstract: The connection between social status and reproductive success is contentious in many nonhuman primates, with many early studies focusing on mating success. We examined this relationship in macaques using actual paternity differences between males. We analysed data from 14 studies, representing six species and the three lineages of the genus. We found a medium-size, positive and significant association even after controlling for phylogeny ( species and lineage), spatial constraints and genetic techniques that differed between the studies. The population of macaques studied was the only factor to differ between studies and to be of important consideration for the final evaluation of the relationship. Our findings support the hypothesis that male macaques obtain advantageous reproductive output through acquisition of high social status in their groups. Even in primate groups where alternative reproductive tactics and limited control models may explain a high proportion of the reproductive skew observed, the fitness benefits derived from social status are evident and are likely to have contributed to the evolution of the complex social strati. cation found at present in these species. (C) 2009 The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: [Manuel Rodriguez-Llanes, Jose; Finlayson, Clive] Gibraltar Museum, Gibraltar, England. [Verbeke, Geert] Katholieke Univ Leuven, Interuniv Inst Biostat & Stat Bioinformat, B-3000 Louvain, Belgium. [Verbeke, Geert] Univ Hasselt, Interuniv Inst Biostat & Stat Bioinformat, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Finlayson, Clive] Univ Toronto, Dept Social Sci, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4, Canada. jmr.llanes@gmail.com
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/11474
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.06.012
ISI #: 000269360400009
ISSN: 0003-3472
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2010
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