Social Pair-Bonding and Resource Defense in Wild Red-Bellied Lemurs (Eulemur rubriventer)

@inproceedings{Overdorff2006SocialPA,
  title={Social Pair-Bonding and Resource Defense in Wild Red-Bellied Lemurs (Eulemur rubriventer)},
  author={Deborah J. Overdorff and Stacey R Tecot},
  year={2006}
}
Pair-bonding among nonhuman primates is rare and the possible selection pressures at work to maintain this type of social grouping have been discussed at great length (Kleiman, 1977; Wittenberger, 1980; Kinzey, 1987; Palombit, 1999; Fuentes, 1999, 2002; Chambers, 2002; Reichard, 2003; van Schaik and Kappeler, 2003). While the behavioral ecology of pair-bonded species has been relatively well studied across radiations, there are fewer studies that examine the nuances of social behavior between… Expand
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