Infanticide risk and male quality influence optimal group composition for Colobus vellerosus

@inproceedings{Teichroeb2012InfanticideRA,
  title={Infanticide risk and male quality influence optimal group composition for Colobus vellerosus},
  author={Julie Annette Teichroeb and Eva C. Wikberg and Iulia Bădescu and Lisa J. Macdonald and Pascale Sicotte},
  year={2012}
}
The threat of infanticide by males is suggested to determine upper group size limits for some folivores because large female aggregations attract immigrating males. When groups get large enough to become multimale, infanticide risk should decline because, all other things being equal, more males should deter outside takeovers and the counterstrategies of mothers and sires should lower the consequences of inside takeovers. To determine if this scenario can be generalized to all folivorous… CONTINUE READING

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