Immature siblings and mother-infant relationships among free-ranging rhesus monkeys on Cayo Santiago

  title={Immature siblings and mother-infant relationships among free-ranging rhesus monkeys on Cayo Santiago},
  author={Carol M. Berman},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
This report examines the possible influence of the presence of immature siblings on measures of mother-infant interaction and on the timing of the mother's resumption of mating among free-ranging rhesus monkeys, Macaca mulatta, on Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico. Data for 124 mother-infant pairs, collected between 1974 and 1986, were analysed using analysis of covariance methods. The results suggest that mothers with one or more immature daughters in addition to their infants are in contact with… Expand
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