Patterns of paternal care in primates

  title={Patterns of paternal care in primates},
  author={P. Wright},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  • P. Wright
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • An interspecific comparison was carried out to understand better the relationships among paternal care, paternal certainty, and reproductive burden in primates. Although monogamy is generally rare among mammals, a number of primate species are monogamous. Extensive paternal care is a related issue but is one that is not necessarily associated with monogamy or with paternal certainty. For example, despite paternal certainty, primate mothers in monogamous species with body weights over 2 kg still… CONTINUE READING
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