Changes in body mass of expectant male cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus).

@article{Snchez2008ChangesIB,
  title={Changes in body mass of expectant male cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus).},
  author={Susana Mateo S{\'a}nchez and Fernando F Pelaez and Ana Isabel Pina Clemente Fidalgo and Ana Isolda Morcillo and Jos{\'e} Manuel Caperos},
  journal={Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={79 6},
  pages={458-62}
}
It has been noted that expectant cotton-top tamarin males in captivity experience a body mass increase during the last months of their mates' pregnancies, and this has been explained as being a male physiological response. We studied the body mass of 4 inexperienced and 4 experienced expectant males, and we expected to observe a larger body mass increase among the experienced ones since they undergo multiple hormonal changes in comparison to inexperienced expectant males. However, while… CONTINUE READING