Reproductive Parameters and Maternal Investment in Mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx)

@article{Setchell2004ReproductivePA,
  title={Reproductive Parameters and Maternal Investment in Mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx)},
  author={Joanna M Setchell and Phyllis C Lee and E. Jean Wickings and Alan F. Dixson},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={51-68}
}
We report on 14 years of reproductive data for semifree-ranging mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx) in Gabon, and we explore relationships between female rank, age and parity, and reproductive strategies. Most births (61% of 132) occurred during the wet season in Gabon, between January and March. Female rank and parity were unrelated to the timing of parturition. Gestation lengths average 175 days (SE = ±1 day; N = 61) and were similar irrespective of female rank, parity, or sex of offspring. Birth… Expand

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