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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTB22H3
Professor
Joyce Parga
Semester
Winter

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ANTB22- Lecture 10: Monkeys Vervet monkeys: live in multi-male, multi-female groups Female philopatric Mating system- polygynandry (multi-male, multi-female) Males have well-established dominance relationships with one another Males have blue testicles- colour indicates dominance status Light blue testicles= subordinate male, darker testicles= dominant male Males with similar testicle colour are more likely to fight with each other than males whose testes differ in colour If similar coloured testicles, males are closer in rank If a male falls in rank, his testicles lose dark blue colour and become lighter blue Example of visual communication and honest signalling- colour of testicles indicating status Experiments exploring colour: if 2 unfamiliar males are introduced,
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