Facultative polyandry and the role of infant-carrying in wild saddle-back tamarins (Saguinus fuscicollis)

@article{Goldizen2004FacultativePA,
  title={Facultative polyandry and the role of infant-carrying in wild saddle-back tamarins (Saguinus fuscicollis)},
  author={Anne Wilson Goldizen},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={20},
  pages={99-109}
}
Wild saddle-back tamarins (Saguinus fuscicollis) in southeastern Peru have a variable mating system that can differ both between territories at any one time and within territories over time. Groups are usually monogamous or cooperatively polyandrous, but are occasionally even polygynous. This study addressed the following questions: why does this population contain both monogamous and polyandrous groups simultaneously? What factors determine whether specific groups are monogamous or polyandrous… CONTINUE READING