Patterns of paternal care in primates

  title={Patterns of paternal care in primates},
  author={Patricia C Wright},
  journal={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