Age-related effects on reproductive function and sexual competition in the male prosimian primate, Microcebus murinus.

Abstract

In the male lesser mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus), a polygamous long-day breeder of which the life span may reach 12-14 years, the effects of aging on socio-sexual relationships were studied on 44 captive animals of various ages. In this primate, new dominance relationships must be established at the beginning of each breeding season. During the breeding… (More)

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