Pair-Bonding, Female Aggression and the Evolution of Lemur Societies

  title={Pair-Bonding, Female Aggression and the Evolution of Lemur Societies},
  author={Alison Jolly},
  journal={Folia Primatologica},
  pages={1 - 13}
  • A. Jolly
  • Published 1 April 1998
  • Biology
  • Folia Primatologica
Lemur societies have been described as convergent with those of anthropoids, including Papio-like female-bonded multi-male groups. Recent research, however, shows at least 5 pair-bonded species among the Lemuridae and Indriidae. Three more, Eulemur mongoz, Eulemur fulvus and Varecia variegata, have societies combining aspects of pairing with aspects of troop life. The best-known female-bonded societies, those of Lemur catta, Propithecus diadema edwardsi and Propithecus verreauxi, may be… 

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