Triadic interactions among Macaca radiata: Passports and buffers

Joan Silk, Amy Samuels

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Abstract

Male members of a group of captive Macaca radiata at the California Primate Research Center held and carried infants as they approached or were approached by higher‐ranking males and as they were threatened by other males. Male infants between the ages of 25 and 84 weeks were involved in triadic interactions more frequently than were female infants of any age or male infants of other ages. That males were less likely to be harassed while huddling with or embracing infants suggested that infants provided an effective buffer against aggression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-376
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Primatology
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • aggression
  • agonistic buffering
  • Macaca radiata
  • male‐infant relationships

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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