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Kinship Shapes Affiliative Social Networks but Not Aggression in Ring-Tailed Coatis

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dc.contributor.author Hirsch, Ben T. en
dc.contributor.author Stanton, Margaret A. en
dc.contributor.author Maldonado, Jesús E. en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-05T16:25:05Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-05T16:25:05Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Hirsch, Ben T., Stanton, Margaret A., and Maldonado, Jesús E. 2012. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F21113">Kinship Shapes Affiliative Social Networks but Not Aggression in Ring-Tailed Coatis</a>." <em>PLoS ONE</em>. 7 (5):1&ndash;9. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0037301">https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0037301</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/21113
dc.description.abstract Animal groups typically contain individuals with varying degrees of genetic relatedness, and this variation in kinship has a major influence on patterns of aggression and affiliative behaviors. This link between kinship and social behavior underlies socioecological models which have been developed to explain how and why different types of animal societies evolve. We tested if kinship and age-sex class homophily in two groups of ring-tailed coatis (Nasua nasua) predicted the network structure of three different social behaviors: 1) association, 2) grooming, and 3) aggression. Each group was studied during two consecutive years, resulting in four group-years available for analysis (total of 65 individuals). Association patterns were heavily influenced by agonistic interactions which typically occurred during feeding competition. Grooming networks were shaped by mother-offspring bonds, female-female social relationships, and a strong social attraction to adult males. Mother-offspring pairs were more likely to associate and groom each other, but relatedness had no effect on patterns of aggressive behavior. Additionally, kinship had little to no effect on coalitionary support during agonistic interactions. Adult females commonly came to the aid of juveniles during fights with other group members, but females often supported juveniles who were not their offspring (57% of coalitionary interactions). These patterns did not conform to predictions from socioecological models. en
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dc.title Kinship Shapes Affiliative Social Networks but Not Aggression in Ring-Tailed Coatis en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 111523
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0037301
rft.jtitle PLoS ONE
rft.volume 7
rft.issue 5
rft.spage 1
rft.epage 9
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NZP en
dc.description.SIUnit STRI en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.citation.spage 1
dc.citation.epage 9

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