Estrus cycle asynchrony in wild female chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii

@article{MatsumotoOda2006EstrusCA,
  title={Estrus cycle asynchrony in wild female chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii},
  author={Akiko Matsumoto-Oda and Miya Hamai and Hitosige Hayaki and Kazuhiko Hosaka and Kevin Hunt and Eiiti Kasuya and Kenji Kawanaka and John C. Mitani and Hiroyuki Takasaki and Yukio Takahata},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={61},
  pages={661-668}
}
Although estrous synchrony has been reported in a number of mammalian species, most often among primates, methodological and analytical problems make it difficult to interpret these results. We developed a novel estrous synchrony index and employed a randomization procedure to analyze long-term observations of female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) estrous cycles at the Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania. Our results revealed that female chimpanzees at Mahale avoid… CONTINUE READING

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