Rank of Mothers and Sons in Bands of Rhesus Monkeys

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Science  26 Jul 1963:
Vol. 141, Issue 3578, pp. 356-357
DOI: 10.1126/science.141.3578.356


In bands of free-ranging macaques, adolescent males typically leave their mothers in the central part of the band and assume low social rank at the periphery. But the adolescent sons of high-ranking mothers may remain central and rise to high rank without becoming peripheral.