Infant Killing, Wounding and Predation in Eulemur and Lemur

  title={Infant Killing, Wounding and Predation in Eulemur and Lemur},
  author={A. Jolly and S. Caless and S. Cavigelli and L. Gould and M. E. Pereira and A. Pitts and R. Pride and H. Rabenandrasana and J. Walker and T. Zafison},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  • A. Jolly, S. Caless, +7 authors T. Zafison
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • Infant killing by primates is highly controversial. Sexual selection of infanticidal males has been disputed, especially for seasonally breeding species, in which death of an infant does not advance conception of the next infant. We report attacks, infants found wounded, and predation in seasonally breeding Eulemur and Lemur at Berenty, Beza Mahafaly and Duke University Primate Center, and review cases seen elsewhere. Observed attacks leading to wounds or death conservatively total twelve by… CONTINUE READING
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