ANT154-Abstract

ANT154-Abstract - Cao 1 Richard Cao ANT 154A TA: Julie...

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Cao 1 Richard Cao ANT 154A TA: Julie Linden: Weds at 4-5 Abstract: Despite sharing a very recent common ancestor, our two closest living primate relatives, the Chimpanzees ( Pan troglodytes ) and Bonobos ( Pan paniscus ), exhibit significant behavioral differences. Differing dramatically sexual, gender dominance, social bonds, and the frequency and intensity of both intragroup and intergroup aggression. Despite being so similar genetically, what contributed to split and eventual differences between the two? While it is known that Bonobo uses sex as way of group aggression, could environmental factors and/or the availability of food earlier on also play a role in the easygoing nature of the Bonobos and the aggressive nature of Chimpanzees? If food was a constraint with chimpanzees, this could explain why males have a higher social status in chimpanzees due to sexual dimorphism. Cao 2 References: Wobber, Victoria., Wrangham, Richard., and Hare, Brian. (2010). Bonobos Exhibit Delayed Development of Social Behavior and Cognition Relative to Chimpanzees
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course ANT ANT 154A taught by Professor Lynne during the Spring '11 term at UC Davis.

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