Patterns of paternity and group fission in wild multimale mountain gorilla groups.

@article{Nsubuga2008PatternsOP,
  title={Patterns of paternity and group fission in wild multimale mountain gorilla groups.},
  author={Anthony M. Nsubuga and Martha M. Robbins and Christophe Boesch and Linda Vigilant},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2008},
  volume={135 3},
  pages={263-74}
}
To understand variation among social systems, it is essential to know the relative reproductive success of individuals in group-living species. Particularly interesting for such studies are taxa such as mountain gorillas in which both one-male and multimale groups are common, because of the opportunity to estimate the costs and benefits to males of pursuing different reproductive strategies. We genotyped 68 individuals from two groups of multimale mountain gorilla groups in Bwindi Impenetrable… CONTINUE READING