• Emergent patterns of social organization in captive Cercocebus torquatus: Testing the GrooFiWorld agent-based model

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      Agent-based model; Cercopithecinae; emergent patterns; social organization

    • Abstract

       

      We empirically applied the GrooFiWorld agent-based model (Puga-González et al. 2009) in a group of captive red-capped mangabeys (Cercocebus torquatus). We analysed several measurements related to aggression and affiliative patterns. The group adopted a combination of despotic and egalitarian behaviours resulting from the behavioural flexibility observed in the Cercopithecinae subfamily. Our study also demonstrates that the GrooFiWorld agent-based model can be extended to other members of the Cercopithecinae subfamily generating parsimonious hypotheses related to the social organization.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      R Dolado1 F S Beltran2

      1. Department of Behavioral Sciences Methods, Adaptive Behavior and Interaction Research Group, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
      2. Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior (IR3C), Adaptive Behavior and Interaction Research Group, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
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