Male competition and its hormonal correlates in Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis).

@article{Ostner2011MaleCA,
  title={Male competition and its hormonal correlates in Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis).},
  author={Julia Ostner and Michael Heistermann and Oliver Sch{\"u}lke},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2011},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={105-13}
}
In polygynous mammals, where males compete over access to females, the potential of males to monopolize reproductive females largely depends on the spatio-temporal distribution of reproductive females. We investigated mechanisms of male reproductive competition and its hormonal basis in a cercopithecine species with reduced contest potential owing to female reproductive synchrony and concealed ovulation. Over 16 months including two mating seasons we collected 1218 h of observational focal… CONTINUE READING