Peripheral oxytocin in female baboons relates to estrous state and maintenance of sexual consortships.

@article{Moscovice2012PeripheralOI,
  title={Peripheral oxytocin in female baboons relates to estrous state and maintenance of sexual consortships.},
  author={Liza R Moscovice and Toni E Ziegler},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={592-7}
}
The neuro-hypophysial hormone oxytocin (OT) has been implicated in female reproductive and maternal behaviors and in the formation of pair bonds in monogamous species. Here we measure variation in urinary OT concentrations in relation to reproductive biology and socio-sexual behavior in a promiscuously breeding species, the chacma baboon (Papio hamadryas ursinus). Subjects were members of a habituated group of baboons in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. We collected behavioral data and urine… CONTINUE READING