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The adaptive value of ‘friendships’ to female baboons: experimental and observational evidence
Lactating female baboons, Papio cynocephalusoften maintain close associations with particular males. There are at least three proposed benefits of 'friendships' to females: (1) male protectionExpand
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Factors Affecting Reproduction and Mortality Among Baboons in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
We present results of a 10-year study of free-ranging gray-footed chacma baboons (Papio ursinus griseipes) in the Okavango Delta of Botswana. The majority of deaths among adult females and juvenilesExpand
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Dynamic pair bonds in hylobatids: implications regarding monogamous social systems
Descriptions of monogamy in the gibbons (Hylobates spp., Hylobatidae) have generally emphasized features derived from inference rather than direct observation: 1) adults mate for life; 2) the geneticExpand
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Infanticide and the evolution of pair bonds in nonhuman primates
Social relationships between adult males and females vary widely among mammals. In general, interactions between the sexes, particularly those of an affiliative nature, are associated with and,Expand
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Friendships between males and lactating females in a free-ranging group of olive baboons (Papio hamadryas anubis): evidence from playback experiments
Close association between an anoestrous female at the time of lactation and adult male(s) is relatively rare in mammals, but common in baboons (Papio hamadryas subsp.). The functional significance ofExpand
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Infanticide as sexual conflict: coevolution of male strategies and female counterstrategies.
  • R. Palombit
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology
  • 1 June 2015
One of the earliest recognized forms of sexual conflict was infanticide by males, which imposes serious costs on female reproductive success. Here I review two bodies of evidence addressing coevolvedExpand
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The function and mechanisms underlying baboon ‘contact’ barks
Free-ranging baboons, Papio cynocephalus ursinus, in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, often give loud 'contact' barks when separated from other group members. Although these calls appear to function toExpand
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Female–female competition for male ‘friends’ in wild chacma baboons (Papio cynocephalus ursinus)
Lactating female chacma baboons, Papio cynocephalus ursinus, maintain close associations, or ‘friendships’, with particular males that may protect infants from sexually selected infanticide by aExpand
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