Female Copulation Calls in Guinea Baboons: Evidence for Postcopulatory Female Choice?

@article{Maestripieri2005FemaleCC,
  title={Female Copulation Calls in Guinea Baboons: Evidence for Postcopulatory Female Choice?},
  author={Dario Maestripieri Maestripieri and M. Leoni and Sania S. Raza and Elizabeth J. Hirsch and Jessica C. Whitham},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={26},
  pages={737-758}
}
We tested the hypothesis that primate female copulation calls are a form of postcopulatory female choice. We collected data on female sexual swellings, sexual and agonistic behavior, copulation calls and postcopulatory behavioral interactions in a multimale-multifemale captive group of Guinea baboons over a 3-mo period. Males copulated with only a few females, and females copulated with only 1 or 2 different males in the group, suggesting a harem-like mating system similar to that of hamadryas… CONTINUE READING