Food Transfer Among Adult Lion Tamarins: Mutualism, Reciprocity or One-Sided Relationships?

@article{Rapaport2001FoodTA,
  title={Food Transfer Among Adult Lion Tamarins: Mutualism, Reciprocity or One-Sided Relationships?},
  author={Lisa G. Rapaport},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={22},
  pages={611-629}
}
Tamarins (Callitrichidae) are cooperative breeders. Groups typically contain only two or three breeding individuals and subordinate group members are reproductively suppressed. Nonreproductive individuals, which are usually the offspring of the group's breeding members, delay dispersal while providing care to infant siblings. Callitrichid breeder-infant and helper-infant relationships have been well studied but empirical studies regarding the dynamics of breeder-helper relationships are sparse… CONTINUE READING

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