Social relationships among harem females of the Sichuan snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana), China.
Date:2007/12/22 - 2008/01/20
The main objective of this study is to understand social dynamics of
roxellana in their natural habitat, e.
female-bonded versus cross bonded societies.
22 2007 to Jan 17 2008, I investigated the band composition three times per day by the scan sampling, and collected data on grooming behaviors of focal females.
In addition to the daytime observation, I collected preliminary data on sleeping clusters in nights.
Kazuo Wada and three graduate students from the Northwest University of China (Dr.
Yang B, Dr.
Zhang J and Dr.
Yan CE) helped me to identify individuals and investigate the group composition.
Our field assistants, Mr.
Wang QC, Mr.
Wang QZ, Mr.
Zhou and Mr.
Chen helped me tracking the band in Mountains.