Juvenile rank acquisition is associated with fitness independent of adult rank

Eli Strauss, Shizuka Daizaburo & Holekamp Kay
Social rank has been identified as a significant determinant of fitness in a variety of species. The importance of social rank suggests that the process by which juveniles come to establish their position in the social hierarchy is a critical component of development. Here, we use the highly predictable process of rank acquisition in spotted hyenas to study the consequences of variation in rank acquisition in early life. In spotted hyenas, rank is ‘inherited’ through...
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