Female cooperation, consortship maintenance, and male mating success in savanna baboons

@article{Bercovitch1995FemaleCC,
  title={Female cooperation, consortship maintenance, and male mating success in savanna baboons},
  author={Fred B. Bercovitch},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1995},
  volume={50},
  pages={137-149}
}
The role of female choice as a potential mechanism influencing male reproductive success in non-human primates is unclear. Few systematic studies have explicitly evaluated how female reproductive tactics modify male mating success. A 19-month field study of savanna baboons, Papio cynocephalus, was undertaken in Kenya in order to document patterns of mate choice and mate competition. Neither size dimorphism nor female competition hindered the expression of female choice. Female mating… CONTINUE READING

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