Dominance rank and mating success in male primates

@article{Cowlishaw1991DominanceRA,
  title={Dominance rank and mating success in male primates},
  author={Guy Cowlishaw and Robin I. M. Dunbar},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1991},
  volume={41},
  pages={1045-1056}
}
The claim that dominance rank determines male mating success in polygamous primate groups is controversial. One argument against the claim is that spurious correlations are often obtained between dominance rank and mating success as a result of the confounding effects of age. Mating data from 32 studies of primate behaviour, totalling 75 study groups, were collated to test this criticism and investigate the determinants of observed variation in the correlation coefficient values. Despite… Expand
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