Reproductive consequences of maternal care patterns during estrus among free-ranging rhesus monkeys

@article{Berman1993ReproductiveCO,
  title={Reproductive consequences of maternal care patterns during estrus among free-ranging rhesus monkeys},
  author={Carol M. Berman and K. L. R. Rasmussen and Stephen J. Suomi},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={32},
  pages={391-399}
}
SummaryWe examined the hypothesis that among free-ranging rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta), maternal care patterns during estrus influence chances of conception independently of variation in the timing of the postpartum resumption of mating. We observed 24 multiparous mothers and their infants before and during the 1990 mating season. When mothers resumed mating, they abruptly sought less contact with their infants. Infants responded by increasing the rates with which they emitted distress calls… CONTINUE READING

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