Male Dominance Rank, Female Mate Choice and Male Mating and Reproductive Success in Captive Chimpanzees

  title={Male Dominance Rank, Female Mate Choice and Male Mating and Reproductive Success in Captive Chimpanzees},
  author={Ekaterina Klinkova and J. Keith Hodges and Kerstin Fuhrmann and Tom J. de Jong and Michael Heistermann},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
Mating and consequently reproductive success in male vertebrates are predominantly determined by intermale competition and female mate choice. Their relative importance however, is still poorly understood. We investigated the interrelationship between male dominance rank — a formal indicator of male competitive ability — female mate choice, and male mating success in a multimale-multifemale group of captive chimpanzees. In addition, we examined the relationship between male dominance rank and… CONTINUE READING
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