A new interpretation of the social organization and mating system of the Callitrichidae

@article{Sussman2007ANI,
  title={A new interpretation of the social organization and mating system of the Callitrichidae},
  author={Robert Sussman and Paul A Garber},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={8},
  pages={73-92}
}
Tamarins and marmosets are usually described as monogamous, or as living in extended family groups. Field research on a variety of callitrichid species shows, however, that immigration and emigration by adults are common and that groups are likely to be composed largely of unrelated adults of both sexes. Despite the number of adult females present in a group, only a single female is usually reproductively active. This female may mate with more than one male. Care for the young is provided by… CONTINUE READING

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