Institute of Animal Behavior, Newark, New Jersey 07102, U.S.A.
Tail Positions of Cercopithecus aethiops
Article first published online: 26 APR 2010
1978 Blackwell Verlag GmbH
Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie
Volume 46, Issue 3, pages 268–278, January-December 1978
How to Cite
Bernstein, P. L., Smith, W. J., Krensky, A. and Rosene, K. (1978), Tail Positions of Cercopithecus aethiops. Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie, 46: 268–278. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.1978.tb01449.x
- Issue published online: 26 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 26 APR 2010
- March 21, 1977
The range of elevated positions in which captive Cercopithecus aethiops monkeys held their tails is apparently a continuum of display behavior. Different positions correlated with different behavior: Any might be adopted during a great diversity of activities, but with the more anterad positions a monkey might forego non-agonistic behavior to attack, and with the more posterad to withdraw. When the tail was held straight upright locomotion for any end was momentarily improbable.