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Group size, grooming and social cohesion in primates

Abstract:

Most primates live in social groups in which affiliative bonds exist between individuals. Because these bonds need to be maintained through social interactions (grooming in most primates), sociality will be limited by time constraints. It has previously been shown that the time primates invest in grooming increases with group size. However, when groups become too large, individuals will not have enough time available to service all possible social relationships and group cohesion is expected ...

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Lehmann, J More by this author
Korstjens, AH More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Animal Behaviour
Volume:
74
Issue:
6
Pages:
1617-1629
Publication date:
2007-12-05
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ISSN:
0003-3472
URN:
uuid:4e4b811e-faf5-4110-a8f8-fe3059ef52d0
Source identifiers:
288112
Local pid:
pubs:288112

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