The Number of Cultural Traits Is Correlated with Female Group Size but Not with Male Group Size in Chimpanzee Communities

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Lind, Johan; Lindenfors, Patrik;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 5,issue 3 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC2844409, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009241
  • Subject: chimpanzee culture | Q | R | cultural traits | Research Article | Evolutionary Biology | Evolutionary Biology/Human Evolution | Science | Natural Sciences | Medicine | Naturvetenskap | Evolutionary Biology/Animal Behavior

What determines the number of cultural traits present in chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) communities is poorly understood. In humans, theoretical models suggest that the frequency of cultural traits can be predicted by population size. In chimpanzees, however, females seem... View more
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