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Your Position :Home->Past Journals Catalog->2014 Vol.33 No.6

Behavior Coding and Ethogram of Guizhou Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus brelichi)
Author of the article:CUI Duoying1, NIU Kefeng2, TAN Chia Luen3, YANG Mouyu4, ZHANG Yuanyuan1, ZHANG Jinguo1, YANG Yeqin2*
Author's Workplace:(1. Beijing Zoo, Beijing 100044, China;2. Administration of Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve, Tongren, Guizhou Province 554400, China; 3. San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, Escondido, CA 92027, USA;4. German Primate Center, Göttingen 37077, Germany)
Key Words:Guizhou snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus brelichi); ethogram; PAE coding system
Abstract:We observed the behavior processes and habitats of free-ranging Guizhousnub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus brelichi) in Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve (FNNR) and captiveGuizhousnub-nosed monkeys inWildlifeRescueCenterin FNNR and Beijing Zoo from October 2009 to April 2014. Both focal animal sampling and ad-libitum sampling methods were used. The behavioral data were collected and coded according to the “posture-act-environment” (PAE) coding system, including posture, act, environment, and ecological function of behaviors. A total of 16 postures, 107 acts and 163 behaviors were recorded. Based on the ecological function of behaviors, all of the recorded behaviors were divided into 14 categories, including foraging, eliminate, thermo-regulatory, mating, parturition, parental, affiliative, displaying, conflict, communication, aggregation, resting, locomotive, and miscellaneous behaviors. We also gave out the relative frequency of each behavior in relation to sex and age, and the season in which the behavior was likely to be occurred. We found that there were some behavioral differences amongGuizhousnub-nosed monkey,Sichuansnub-nosed monkey andYunnansnub-nosed monkey in individual and social behaviors, and these might be related to the different habitats.
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