Reproductive skew in female common marmosets: what can proximate mechanisms tell us about ultimate causes?

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Common marmosets are cooperatively breeding monkeys that exhibit high reproductive skew: most subordinate females fail to reproduce, while others attempt to breed but produce very few surviving infants. An extensive dataset on the mechanisms limiting reproduction in laboratory-housed and free living subordinate females provides unique insights into the… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1374

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