Primates and the Evolution of Long, Slow Life Histories

  title={Primates and the Evolution of Long, Slow Life Histories},
  author={James H. Jones},
  journal={Current Biology},
Primates are characterized by relatively late ages at first reproduction, long lives and low fertility. Together, these traits define a life-history of reduced reproductive effort. Understanding the optimal allocation of reproductive effort, and specifically reduced reproductive effort, has been one of the key problems motivating the development of life… CONTINUE READING