Reproductive Seasonality in Female Capuchins (Cebus capucinus) in Santa Rosa (Area de Conservación Guanacaste), Costa Rica

@article{Carnegie2011ReproductiveSI,
  title={Reproductive Seasonality in Female Capuchins (Cebus capucinus) in Santa Rosa (Area de Conservaci{\'o}n Guanacaste), Costa Rica},
  author={Sarah D. Carnegie and Linda Marie Fedigan and Amanda D Melin},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={32},
  pages={1076-1090}
}
The income-capital breeding model was developed to explain birth seasonality and reproductive strategies in female animals in relation to the abundance of food energy in the environment. An income breeder uses currently available energy and acts so as to maximize either maternal survival or weanling survival, depending on the relationship between timing of births and abundance of food energy. A capital breeder stores energy reserves for future reproductive use. Here we examined energetic… CONTINUE READING

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