A Saki Saga: Dynamic and Disruptive Relationships among Pithecia aequatorialis in Ecuador

Amy M. Porter, Mark N. Grote, Lynne A. Isbell, Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, Anthony Di Fiore

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Saki monkeys live in socially monogamous groups and in groups containing more than one same-sex adult. As part of a 10-year study of equatorial sakis (Pithecia aequatorialis) in Ecuador, we documented the immigration of a second adult male into a group containing a resident male-female pair that had associated with one another for seven years and the resident female's two daughters. In the first month after immigration, the resident male spent more time closer to and grooming his putative adult daughter than the resident female, and the two males were seen performing a cooperative territorial display. After two months, the resident male interacted more with the resident female than with his putative adult daughter, while that daughter interacted more with the immigrant male and copulated with him. After three months, the males left the group together and associated with an unfamiliar female, leaving the resident females and a neonate behind. The resident male then paired with a new female, while the immigrant male joined another group, again as a second male. Compared to other socially monogamous primates, sakis appear to have a more variable social system whereby additional males can join established groups and form relationships with putatively unrelated males.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)455-473
Número de páginas19
PublicaciónFolia Primatologica
EstadoPublicada - 1 dic. 2015
Publicado de forma externa


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