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  Insights into the evolution of social systems and species from baboon studies

Fischer, J., Higham, J. P., Alberts, S. C., Barrett, L., Beehner, J. C., Bergman, T. J., et al. (2019). Insights into the evolution of social systems and species from baboon studies. eLife, 8: e50989. doi:10.7554/eLife.50989.

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Fischer, J., Author
Higham, J. P., Author
Alberts, S. C., Author
Barrett, L., Author
Beehner, J. C., Author
Bergman, T. J., Author
Carter, A. J., Author
Collins, A., Author
Elton, S., Author
Fagot, J., Author
Da Silva, M. J. F., Author
Hammerschmidt, K., Author
Henzi, P., Author
Jolly, C. J., Author
Knauf, S., Author
Kopp, Gisela H.1, Author              
Rogers, J., Author
Roos, C., Author
Ross, C., Author
Seyfarth, R. M., Author
Silk, J., AuthorSnyder-Mackler, N., AuthorStaedele, V., AuthorSwedell, L., AuthorWilson, M. L., AuthorZinner, D., Author more..
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1Department of Migration, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Max Planck Society, ou_3054975              

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Free keywords: tolerant society affects fission-fusion dynamics male savanna baboons olive baboons multilevel society chacma baboons glucocorticoid levels female relationships guinea baboons life-history
 Abstract: Baboons, members of the genus Papio, comprise six closely related species distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa and southwest Arabia. The species exhibit more ecological flexibility and a wider range of social systems than many other primates. This article summarizes our current knowledge of the natural history of baboons and highlights directions for future research. We suggest that baboons can serve as a valuable model for complex evolutionary processes, such as speciation and hybridization. The evolution of baboons has been heavily shaped by climatic changes and population expansion and fragmentation in the African savanna environment, similar to the processes that acted during human evolution. With accumulating long-term data, and new data from previously understudied species, baboons are ideally suited for investigating the links between sociality, health, longevity and reproductive success. To achieve these aims, we propose a closer integration of studies at the proximate level, including functional genomics, with behavioral and ecological studies.

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 Dates: 2019-11-12
 Publication Status: Published online
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.7554/eLife.50989
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Publ. Info: Cambridge : eLife Sciences Publications
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 8 Sequence Number: e50989 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 2050-084X
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/2050-084X