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Mothers in a wild group of moor macaques (Macaca maurus) are more attractive to other group members when holding their infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9212457     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Social interactions between mothers that were holding their infants and other group members were studied in a wild group of moor macaques (Macaca maurus). Affiliative approaches to infants (AAI) by group members that were accompanied with particular behaviours, such as mouthing and touching or affiliative grunts, were observed frequently. Females approached mothers with infants more frequently than did males in all age classes. Female reproductive status, parity and dominance relationships between interactants had little effect on the frequency of approaches. Mothers received more grooming and performed less grooming when they were holding their infants than when they were not. A high level of social tolerance in macaque species with relaxed dominance styles might allow the free expression of AAI. Dominance styles among females and AAI could be linked via a positive feedback relationship since AAI might play a role in relaxing the dominance style among females.
S Matsumura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0015-5713     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Primatol.     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-07     Completed Date:  1997-08-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370723     Medline TA:  Folia Primatol (Basel)     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Aichi, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Macaca / psychology*
Maternal Behavior*
Object Attachment*
Social Behavior*
Vocalization, Animal

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