Observation on mating behavior and sexual play in the squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus)

Abstract

Behavior patterns during play, sexual role differentiation dependant on age, and mating behavior in squirrel monkeys living in laboratory groups are described. While juveniles prefer mutual play (wrestling, contact play) adults or subadults most often use distinct roles at play; the male acts as the pursuer and the female flees but provokes his further… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01731039

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