Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Mob Call

One type of vocalization emitted that signals that a predator or intruder is present; mob calls signal the group to harass the intruder by assembling around it. This has been observed in a number of primate species including sifakas, ruffed lemurs, and squirrel monkeys.

See mobbing.

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