Male Mating Tactics in Captive Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta): The Influence of Dominance, Markets, and Relationship Quality

@inproceedings{Massen2011MaleMT,
  title={Male Mating Tactics in Captive Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta): The Influence of Dominance, Markets, and Relationship Quality},
  author={Jorg J. M. Massen and Anne M. Overduin-de Vries and Annemiek J. M. de Vos-Rouweler and Berrie M. Spruijt and Gaby G. M. Doxiadis and E H M Sterck},
  booktitle={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2011}
}
Male mating success in a multimale–multifemale group can depend on several variables: body condition, dominance, coalitions, “friendship,” or an exchange of services for mating access. Exchange patterns may also be determined by market effects or social relationships. We studied the mating tactics of males in a captive, multimale–multifemale group of rhesus macaques and the resulting patterns of mating and paternity to determine the influence of dominance rank, mating markets, and relationship… CONTINUE READING
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