Infanticide in a Patrilineal Society of Red Colobus Monkeys

  • Struhsaker T
  • Leland L
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Abstract

female mates during pregnancy females mate promiscuously but this tendency increases after infanticidal attacks by the SM Females compete over mating with SM and this leads to incomplete ocpulations nr of copulations/female/hr: 0.017 before & 0.037 after infanticidal attacks receptive after loss infant within 2 wks normally: males initiate mating; after infcs 60.7% copulations with Whitey (SM) were F-initiated

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  • Thomas T. Struhsaker

  • Lysa Leland

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