Male Mate Choice in Lemur catta

  title={Male Mate Choice in Lemur catta},
  author={Joyce A Parga},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
Though females are generally more selective in mate choice, males may also derive reproductive benefits from exercising mate selectivity if one or more factors limit male reproductive success and females differ in reproductive potential. I used male mating effort as a proxy for male mate choice in ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta). I calculated mating effort as the rate of male-male agonism during each female's estrous period 30 min before and 30 min after the first and last mountings with… CONTINUE READING
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