Occurrence of Infanticide among Wild Proboscis Monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) in Sabah, Northern Borneo

  title={Occurrence of Infanticide among Wild Proboscis Monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) in Sabah, Northern Borneo},
  author={Govindasamy Agoramoorthy and Minna J. Hsu},
  journal={Folia Primatologica},
  pages={177 - 179}
Infanticide has been reported in a wide range of mammals [Ebensperger, 1998]. The extent and evolutionary significance of infanticide in primates has been a subject of considerable interest in recent years [Hausfater and Hrdy, 1984; Ebensperger, 1998; Schaik and Janson, 2000]. Various hypotheses have been proposed to explain the ultimate causation and function of infanticide in primates, which range from maladaptive social pathology to adaptive sexual strategy [Hausfater and Hrdy, 1984]. In… Expand

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