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Female dominance in indri indri

Pollock, Jon


Jon Pollock
Associate Professor in Epidemiology


A total of 15 months were spent on field research in eastern Madagascar studying the largest extant lemur Indri indri. Social relationships were analysed according to the frequency and direction of affiliative and agonistic behaviours, and with respect to the relative tree positions and behavioural synchrony of group members. The relationship between the adult male and adult female in each group was distinguished by the sub-ordinance of the former. Between group variation in adults’ relationships are examined with respect to the function of this behaviour. © 1979 S. Karger AG, Basel.


Pollock, J. (1979). Female dominance in indri indri. Folia Primatologica, 31(1-2), 143-164.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 1979
Journal Folia Primatologica
Print ISSN 0015-5713
Publisher Karger Publishers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Issue 1-2
Pages 143-164
Keywords female dominance, Indri indri
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