Male Infanticide in the Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana), a Seasonally Breeding Primate

@article{Yao2016MaleII,
  title={Male Infanticide in the Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana), a Seasonally Breeding Primate},
  author={Hui Yao and Huiliang Yu and Banghe Yang and Wangji Yang and Haiqing Xu and Cyril C Grueter and Ming Li and Zuofu Xiang},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={37},
  pages={175-184}
}
In nonhuman primates, infanticide by adult males can occur when the leader male is ousted from a one-male, multifemale group, or when male dominance rank changes within a multimale, multifemale group. According to the sexual selection hypothesis, this behavior may be adaptive if perpetrators increase their reproductive success by killing unrelated, unweaned… CONTINUE READING