Infanticide and the evolution of pair bonds in nonhuman primates

  title={Infanticide and the evolution of pair bonds in nonhuman primates},
  author={R. Palombit},
  journal={Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues},
  • R. Palombit
  • Published 1999
  • Biology
  • Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues
  • Social relationships between adult males and females vary widely among mammals. In general, interactions between the sexes, particularly those of an affiliative nature, are associated with and, indeed, often limited to the period of copulation or female estrus.1 Nevertheless, cohesive male‐female bonds persist beyond estrus in some species, particularly nonhuman primates,2 for reasons that remain largely obscure. Protection from male infanticide has been offered as a potential benefit to… CONTINUE READING
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