Mating patterns in squirrel monkeys (Saimiri oerstedi)

  title={Mating patterns in squirrel monkeys (Saimiri oerstedi)},
  author={Sue Boinski},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
The mating system of squirrel monkeys (Saimiri oerstedi) in Parque Nacional Corcovado, Costa Rica was studied and used to develop a model to interpret the evolution of seasonal sexual dimorphism in squirrel monkeys (Saimiri spp.). Adult male body weights in captivity and the wild may increase more than 20%, beginning approximately two months prior to and continuing through the annual two month, breeding season. Female inter-troop transfer was common in the study population, but male troop… CONTINUE READING

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