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Combative

Agnostic

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The most dominant adult male in a rhesus group

Alpha male

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Voluntary surrender of space or possessions, ignored by the receiver

Avoidance

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Vigorous up and down movement of the entire body as a specific display

Bounce

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Locomotion by arm-swinging

Brachiation

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A violent display in which the actor calls attention to himself by vigorously shaking a tree limb or cage wall

Branchshake

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The time of year when subject animals are sexually active

Breeding season

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An extension of the oral cavity produced by the herniation of the buccinator muscles

Cheek pouches

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Alliance of several animals for joint action

Coalition

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Members of the same species

Conspecifics

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An animal that performs the set of roles associated with alpha status in macaques

Control animal

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A defensive or subordinate quadrupedal posture with body and legs partly flexed

Crouch

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Stereotyped series of motor actions and body alterations that has emotional and communicative functions

Display

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The ability to intimidate others

Dominance

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Adjustment of a species to a particular environment

Adaptation

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An attempt by an animal to acquire the support of a second animal against a third

Enlist

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Anatomical, behavioral, and endocrine changes associated with cyclic changes in reproductive status

Estrous cycle

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The study of animal behavior

Ethology

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The subject animal on which the observer concentrates his attention

Focal Animal

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Up and down movement of the head and shoulders

Forebob

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Period of prenatal development between conception and birth

Gestation

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Up and down movement of the head

Headbob

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Area utilized by a troop

Home range

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Thick, callous pads overlying the ischial tuberosities (buttocks) in some anthropoids

Ischial callosities

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Rapid opening and closing of the mouth

Lipsmack

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North, Central, and South America

New World

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A proposal of no difference or no effect

Null hypothesis

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A female who has never given birth

Nulliparous

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Europe, Africa, and Asia

Old World

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Japanese term equivalent to troop. A stable, organized group of primates

Oikia