Infant development and parental care in two species of sifakas

@article{Grieser2006InfantDA,
  title={Infant development and parental care in two species of sifakas},
  author={Bettina Grieser},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2006},
  volume={33},
  pages={305-314}
}
This paper reports the results of a three-month field study on parental care and infant development in the diademed sifaka (Propithecus diadema edwardsi) in the primary rain-forest of south-eastern Madagascar. They are compared with a three-and-a-half-month study of captive white sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi coquereli) in the Duke University Primate Centre. Records were taken by means of focal animal and instantaneous sampling. In both species the mother was the primary carrier and caretaker… Expand
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