Communication of ovulatory state to mates by female pygmy marmosets, Cebuella pygmaea

@article{Converse1995CommunicationOO,
  title={Communication of ovulatory state to mates by female pygmy marmosets, Cebuella pygmaea},
  author={L. J. Converse and A. A. Carlson and T. Ziegler and C. Snowdon},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1995},
  volume={49},
  pages={615-621}
}
Abstract In monogamous and polyandrous species of primates it has been suggested that reproductive status is concealed rather than communicated. The generally monogamous pygmy marmoset shows few, if any, observable signs of ovulation, but it is still possible that the female's reproductive state is communicated to the male. The sexual behaviour of 10 pairs of captive pygmy marmosets was observed during 30-min tests for 60 consecutive days after pairing. Urine was collected daily from females… Expand
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