Infant Mortality in Black-and-Gold Howlers (Alouatta caraya) Living in a Flooded Forest in Northeastern Argentina

@article{Pav2012InfantMI,
  title={Infant Mortality in Black-and-Gold Howlers (Alouatta caraya) Living in a Flooded Forest in Northeastern Argentina},
  author={Romina E Pav{\'e} and Mart{\'i}n Miguel Kowalewski and Paul A Garber and Gabriel E. Zunino and Vanina A. Fern{\'a}ndez and Silvana M. Peker},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={937-957}
}
Ecological and social factors have a significant effect on infant survivorship in nonhuman primates. We present 6293 group-months of infant birth and mortality data for 29 groups of Alouatta caraya inhabiting a flooded forest in northeastern Argentina, collected over 1.5–8 yr depending on the group. We tested whether infant mortality was a response to the effects of flooding on food availability and whether male takeovers resulted in greater opportunities for infanticide. During our study, 43… CONTINUE READING