This month in primatology (Feb 2016)

At the end of February, here’s a non-exhaustive list of papers on primate behavioral ecology from across a variety of journals.

Dominance relations & social competition

The effect of intergroup competition on intragroup affiliation in primates
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347216000129

Dominance relationships in male Nepal gray langurs (Semnopithecus schistaceus)
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajpa.22958/abstract

The dark side of the red ape: male-mediated lethal female competition in Bornean orangutans
http://link.springer.com.turing.library.northwestern.edu/article/10.1007/s00265-015-2053-3

Breaking the succession rule: the costs and benefits of an alpha-status take-over by an immigrant rhesus macaque on Cayo Santiago
http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/1568539x-00003344

Obstacles and catalysts of cooperation in humans, bonobos, and chimpanzees: behavioural reaction norms can help explain variation in sex roles, inequality, war and peace
http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/1568539x-00003347

Sex

Promiscuous primates engage in same-sex genital interactions
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0376635716300377

 

Communication

Enduring voice recognition in bonobos
http://www.nature.com/articles/srep22046

Bonobos (Pan paniscus) vocally protest against violations of social expectations
http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=buy.optionToBuy&id=2016-07004-003

Social familiarity affects Diana monkey (Cercopithecus diana diana) alarm call responses in habitat-specific ways
http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/3/2/150639

Food-Associated Calling in Gorillas (Gorilla g. gorilla) in the Wild
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0144197

Copying hierarchical leaders’ voices? Acoustic plasticity in female Japanese macaques
http://www.nature.com/articles/srep21289

 

Life history & development

Weaned age variation in the Virunga mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei): influential factors
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00265-016-2066-6

Male Infanticide in the Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana), a Seasonally Breeding Primate
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10764-016-9892-2

Infant Mortality Risk and Paternity Certainty Are Associated with Postnatal Maternal Behavior toward Adult Male Mountain Gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei)
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0147441

Early-life social adversity and developmental processes in nonhuman primates
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352154615001448

Non-Maternal Infant Handling in Wild Formosan Macaques of Mount Longevity, Taiwan
http://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/443307

 

Social networks, sociality, cooperation

Social structure and Escherichia coli sharing in a group-living wild primate, Verreaux’s sifaka
http://bmcecol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12898-016-0059-y

Network centrality and seasonality interact to predict lice load in a social primate
http://www.nature.com/articles/srep22095

Bystanders, parcelling, and an absence of trust in the grooming interactions of wild male chimpanzees
http://www.nature.com/articles/srep20634

The ties that bind: Maternal kin bias in a multilevel primate society despite natal dispersal by both sexes
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajp.22537/abstract

 

Culture & innovation

Chimpanzee accumulative stone throwing
http://www.nature.com/articles/srep22219

The reluctant innovator: orangutans and the phylogeny of creativity
http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/371/1690/20150183

The coevolution of innovation and technical intelligence in primates
http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/371/1690/20150186

Animal and human innovation: novel problems and novel solutions
http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/371/1690/20150182

A multidisciplinary view on cultural primatology: behavioral innovations and traditions in Japanese macaques
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10329-016-0518-2

 

Ecology, variation & conservation

Nutritional consequences of folivory in a small-bodied lemur (Lepilemur leucopus): Effects of season and reproduction on nutrient balancing
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajpa.22952/abstract

Adapting to Florida’s riverine woodlands: the population status and feeding ecology of the Silver River rhesus macaques and their interface with humans
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10329-016-0517-3

South to south learning in great ape conservation
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajp.22531/abstract

Is Tickling Torture? Assessing Welfare towards Slow Lorises (Nycticebus spp.) within Web 2.0 Videos
http://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/444231

Chimpanzee research and conservation in Bossou and the Nimba Mountains: a long-term international collaborative effort in West Africa
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10329-016-0519-1

 

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