Behavioral and Endocrine Responses in Male Marmosets to the Establishment of Multimale Breeding Groups: Evidence for Non-monopolizing Facultative Polyandry

@article{Schaffner2004BehavioralAE,
  title={Behavioral and Endocrine Responses in Male Marmosets to the Establishment of Multimale Breeding Groups: Evidence for Non-monopolizing Facultative Polyandry},
  author={Colleen M Schaffner and J. Austin French},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={25},
  pages={709-732}
}
Studies of wild callitrichids provide conflicting evidence regarding polyandrous groups. One perspective supports a monopolizing breeding strategy on the part of one male, while the alternative perspective suggests that polyandry does not lead to a breeding monopoly. We tested the hypotheses in male marmosets (Callithrix kuhlii) with 5 polyandrous groups composed of related/familiar males as our attempts to establish polyandrous groups of unrelated/familiar males failed. We monitored male… CONTINUE READING

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