Does female dominance facilitate feeding priority in black-and-white ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegata) in southeastern Madagascar?

@article{Overdorff2005DoesFD,
  title={Does female dominance facilitate feeding priority in black-and-white ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegata) in southeastern Madagascar?},
  author={Deborah J. Overdorff and Elizabeth M. Erhart and Thomas Mutschler},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={7-22}
}
Although many Malagasy lemurs are thought to be female dominant and to have female feeding priority, to date the relationship between these behaviors has been rigorously established only in Lemur catta, and other ways that females might achieve feeding priority have not been examined closely. Erhart and Overdorff [International Journal of Primatology 20:927-940, 1999] suggested that one way female primates achieve feeding priority is to initiate and lead groups to food, thereby gaining access… CONTINUE READING

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