KOWALEWSKI Miguel Martin
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Abrazos entre machos como ejemplo de comportamientos afiliativos en Alouatta caraya.
KOWALEWSKI, MARTIN; RAÑO, MARIANA; GENNUSO, M SOL
La primatología en Latinoamérica Vol 1. Argentina-Colombia
Ediciones IVIC - Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas
Lugar: Caracas; Año: 2018; p. 109 - 118
Primates establish social relationships with Other co-resident individual that are characterized by a variable duration and quality. Males in particular are expected to compete aggressively to access to fertile females and mating, leaving almost no time to invest in cooperative and affliative complex behaviors. In this study, we describe the behavior of male embracing for the first time in Alogara caraya. Data were collected over 12 months in 2004 in Northern Argentina studying two multimale groups- We registered a total of 129 embraces, in the following contexts 71 % intergroup encounters, 13 howling Without intergroup Visual contact, ll change ofcentral male position, and 5 %: male dyads excursions. Our results suggested that male embracing occurred during events of group tension. Some of the proposed functions of this behavior are to relieve group tension, reinforce social bonds, and prevent escalation of aggressions.