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dc.contributor.authorColes, Rebecca Cen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLee, Phyllis Cen_UK
dc.contributor.authorTalebi, Mauricio Gen_UK
dc.description.abstractFission-fusion social dynamics, the spatiotemporal variance in subunit size, composition, and cohesion, are the subject of considerable interest owing to their complex nature and widespread appearance in the primate order. We here aim to describe the nature of fission-fusion dynamics in a population of egalitarian southern muriquis inhabiting a relatively undisturbed extension of mildly seasonal Brazilian Atlantic forest to provide insights into the functions of fission-fusion dynamics and to examine the constraints on and opportunities for associations among individuals. We collected instantaneous scan samples and ad libitum data over a total of 13 mo in 2 yr (1599 observation hours) on subunit size at 2 spatiotemporal scales (party and nomadic party), party composition, spatial cohesion, and the behavioral context of fission-fusion events. These southern muriquis exhibited high levels of fission-fusion with significant variation in party size, cohesion, and composition. The group was weakly cohesive with a small mean party size (3.74 adults, 5.32 all individuals) and nomadic party size (13.73 adults, 19.38 all individuals). Mixed parties were the most frequently observed party type,although the high frequency of all-male parties suggests strong relationships based on philopatry and a mating strategy under scramble competition. We compare fission-fusion dynamics across populations of Brachyteles and highlight the strikingcontinuum of these dynamics in the genus. We make interspecific comparisons with Ateles and Pan, with well documented high levels of fission-fusion, and demonstrate interspecific variation and convergence in grouping patterns.en_UK
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen_UK
dc.relationColes RC, Lee PC & Talebi MG (2012) Fission-Fusion Dynamics in Southern Muriquis (Brachyteles arachnoides) in Continuous Brazilian Atlantic Forest. International Journal of Primatology, 33 (1), pp. 93-114.
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dc.subjectgroup cohesionen_UK
dc.subjectparty compositionen_UK
dc.subjectparty sizeen_UK
dc.subjectAtlantic foresten_UK
dc.subjectMuriquis Behavioren_UK
dc.subjectAnimal societiesen_UK
dc.titleFission-Fusion Dynamics in Southern Muriquis (Brachyteles arachnoides) in Continuous Brazilian Atlantic Foresten_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleInternational Journal of Primatologyen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Cambridgeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationFederal University of Sao Pauloen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorColes, Rebecca C|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorLee, Phyllis C|0000-0002-4296-3513en_UK
local.rioxx.authorTalebi, Mauricio G|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenamecoles_talebi_Lee 2012.pdfen_UK
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