Mating system in mouse lemurs: theories and facts, using analysis of paternity.

@article{Andrs2003MatingSI,
  title={Mating system in mouse lemurs: theories and facts, using analysis of paternity.},
  author={Marjorie Andr{\`e}s and M. Granel de Solignac and Martine Perret},
  journal={Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={74 5-6},
  pages={355-66}
}
Among nocturnal Malagasy prosimians, the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus) is considered a solitary species which has a promiscuous mating system. Indirect indicators, such as the lack of sexual dimorphism, the overlapping of male and female home ranges with each other, the synchronism of seasonal oestrus and the high relative testes size of males, support the presence of sperm competition. In captivity, an intense sexual precopulatory competition develops among males, leading to the… CONTINUE READING
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