Life-history characteristics of a wild population of vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops sabaeus) in Barbados, West Indies

@article{Horrocks2007LifehistoryCO,
  title={Life-history characteristics of a wild population of vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops sabaeus) in Barbados, West Indies},
  author={Julia A. Horrocks},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={31-47}
}
  • J. Horrocks
  • Published 1 February 1986
  • Environmental Science
  • International Journal of Primatology
Life history data are presented for a population of vervets, Cercopithecusaethiops sabaeus, in Barbados, West Indies. The data were obtained from two habituated troops and from vervets captured during a large-scale trapping program. Individuals of known age from one troop were weighed periodically, and separate growth curves generated for males and females. The mean weight of captured adult females was 3.3 kg; that of adult males, 5.3 kg. The average age at sexual maturity is estimated at 34… 

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