Tag: "subordinates" at biology news
Dominant meerkats render rivals infertile
...n pregnant, dominant female meerkats subject their subordinates
to escalating aggression and temporary eviction ca...young of other female group members, dominants and subordinates
The higher the hierarchy, the greater the aggression
...mentally promoted in rank, their aggression toward subordinates
increased radically, suggesting that aggression depends on rank rather than vice versa and that particularly high levels of aggression are used by newly promoted dominants to establish their status. "We found that rates of both aggressive 'displays' ...