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Sex and friendship in baboons
This work analyzes male-female relationships outside the context of mating in a troop of wild baboons. Barbara Smuts used long-term friendships between males and females, documented over a two-yearExpand
Male Aggression and Sexual Coercion of Females in Nonhuman Primates and Other Mammals: Evidence and Theoretical Implications
Although Trivers' general rule has many exceptions, it accurately identifies the primary source of conflict between the sexes: in most sexual organisms most of the energy and time invested inExpand
Quantity-based judgments in the domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
We examined the ability of domestic dogs to choose the larger versus smaller quantity of food in two experiments. In experiment 1, we investigated the ability of 29 dogs (results from 18 dogs wereExpand
The Human Community as a Primate Society [and Comments]
Use of signature whistles during separations and reunions by wild bottlenose dolphin mothers and infants
We examine the contexts and patterns of “signature” whistle production by wild bottlenose dolphin mother-infant pairs (Tursiops spp.) to gain insight into the functional significance of whistles.Expand
Natal attraction: allomaternal care and mother–infant separations in wild bottlenose dolphins
To determine whether allomaternal care occurs among bottlenose dolphins, we examined patterns of association and mother-infant separations for eight infants (164.4 focal h) during the first 3 monthsExpand
Sex differences in the behavioural ecology of chimpanzees in the Gombe National Park, Tanzania.
All-day observations of focal individuals were analysed to compare grouping and ranging patterns and the proportion of time spent feeding by females and males; sexually receptive females were notExpand
The evolutionary origins of patriarchy
  • B. Smuts
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Human nature
  • 1 March 1995
This article argues that feminist analyses of patriarchy should be expanded to address the evolutionary basis of male motivation to control female sexuality. Evidence from other primates of maleExpand