Leslie J. Digby

Learn More
We established pedigree relations in three wild common marmoset social groups for which observational data were available, together with genotypes of some individuals from neighboring groups. Relatedness of 40 individuals were based on 11 microsatellite loci amplified from nDNA obtained noninvasively from plucked hair. The wild marmosets were only half as(More)
Data are presented on group dynamics in a wild population of the common marmoset, Callithrix jacchus, in northeastern Brazil. Three marked and habituated groups were observed, and composition noted, for at least 5 days a month over 12-18 consecutive months. Group sizes ranged from 5 to 15 individuals, and changes in group composition were the result of(More)
Indication for facultative polygamy in free-ranging Tarsius spectrum, supported by morpho-metric data. In: International Primatological Society Abstracts. The G banded karotype of Tarsius bancanus and its implications for primate phylogeny. Am. development and parental care patterns in western tarsiers, Tarsius bancanus in captivity: evidence for a slow(More)
Sexual behavior and mating patterns are described for 3 free-ranging groups of common marmosets living in a coastal forest in northeastern Brazil. Each group contained 2 breeding females. Within groups, sexual behavior was generally restricted to breeding females and a single behaviorally dominant male. Of 101 mounts and copulations, 24 involved pairings of(More)
Common marmosets are cooperatively breeding monkeys that exhibit high reproductive skew: most subordinate females fail to reproduce, while others attempt to breed but produce very few surviving infants. An extensive dataset on the mechanisms limiting reproduction in laboratory-housed and free living subordinate females provides unique insights into the(More)
We present observations on the breeding patterns in a free-ranging population of common marmosets, Callithrix jacchusWe found evidence of the simultaneous presence of two reproductively active females in all three monitored groups. We recorded at least one full reproductive cycle (conception-birth) for two females in each group, but other adult females did(More)
The social behavior of the common marmoset has been well studied in captivity, but little is known about the social dynamics of this species in its natural habitat. Social relationships were studied in three polygynous groups of common marmosets,Callithrix jacchus, in northeastern Brazil. Breeding adults appeared to be the center of social life and were the(More)
Targeting aggression was first defined by VICK and PEREIRA (1989) to describe persistent, intense attacks by one small subset of animals against 1 2 individuals that have been accepted group members for several years, if not since birth. These repeated, unprovoked attacks can last from a few days to several months, generally ending only when the victim is(More)
Female dominance is unusual among mammals and has been described in detail for only a handful of species. Here we present data on the frequency and outcome of dominance interactions in seven semi-free ranging and captive groups of blue-eyed black lemurs (Eulemur macaco flavifrons) housed at the Duke University Primate Center. We collected over 260 hours of(More)
  • 1