Dynamic pair bonds in hylobatids: implications regarding monogamous social systems

  title={Dynamic pair bonds in hylobatids: implications regarding monogamous social systems},
  author={R. Palombit},
  • R. Palombit
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology
  • Behaviour
  • Descriptions of monogamy in the gibbons (Hylobates spp., Hylobatidae) have generally emphasized features derived from inference rather than direct observation: 1) adults mate for life; 2) the genetic structure of groups corresponds with a ''nuclear family'' pattern of parents and their mutual offspring; 3) first mate acquisition is achieved when two ncwly dispersed, unaccompanied, young adults of opposite sex establish a new pair and territory together. The six-year history of mating… CONTINUE READING
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