Reproductive patterns in mantled howler monkeys: Estrus, mate choice and copulation

@article{Jones2006ReproductivePI,
  title={Reproductive patterns in mantled howler monkeys: Estrus, mate choice and copulation},
  author={Clara B. Jones},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2006},
  volume={26},
  pages={130-142}
}
The present study was undertaken to evaluate non-random mating patterns in two groups of mantled howler monkeys in two tropical dry forest habitats. Sexual dimorphism, female estrus stage, male dominance rank, sexual solicitations and copulations were assessed. Males are significantly larger than females, but female weight varies more than male weight. The length of female estrus cycles is comparable in both habitats, but females in the more strongly seasonal habitat demonstrate greater estrus… CONTINUE READING