Mutual tolerance or reproductive competition? Patterns of reproductive skew among male redfronted lemurs (Eulemur fulvus rufus)

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Kappeler, Peter M.; Port, Markus;
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Journal: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology,volume 62,issue 9,pages1,477-1,488 (issn: 0340-5443)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s00265-008-0577-5
  • Subject: Animal Science and Zoology | Life Sciences; Zoology ; Behavioural Sciences | Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics | Sexual selection; Reproductive skew; Primates; Paternity; Eulemur fulvus | 570

The social organization of gregarious lemurs significantly deviates from predictions of the socioecological model, as they form small groups in which the number of males approximately equals the number of females. This study uses models of reproductive skew theory as a ... View more
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