Effects of lactation on the time-budgets and foraging patterns of female black howlers (Alouatta pigra).

@article{Dias2011EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of lactation on the time-budgets and foraging patterns of female black howlers (Alouatta pigra).},
  author={Pedro Am{\'e}rico D Dias and Ariadna Rangel-Negr{\'i}n and Domingo Canales-Espinosa},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2011},
  volume={145 1},
  pages={137-46}
}
Lactation is an energy demanding phase in the reproductive cycle of female mammals. For this reason, several studies have assessed the effects of lactation on female behavior. In this study we examine the influence of lactation on the time-budgets and foraging patterns of female black howlers (Alouatta pigra) in Campeche, Mexico. We observed 32 adult females and 35 infants belonging to 14 groups of black howlers for a total of 2,224 focal hours. We found that lactating females spent more time… CONTINUE READING
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