Socio-sexual behavior of female northern muriquis (Brachyteles hypoxanthus).

  title={Socio-sexual behavior of female northern muriquis (Brachyteles hypoxanthus).},
  author={Carla de B. Possamai and Robert John Young and S{\'e}rgio Lucena Mendes and Karen B Strier},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  volume={69 7},
Female northern muriquis (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) are known to engage in frequent copulations with multiple partners, a pattern that in other primates has been attributed to various functions such as confusing paternity, reducing male aggression, or ensuring fertilization. However, in some female primates, promiscuity is restricted to times when conceptions are unlikely. We investigated whether female northern muriquis might exhibit a similarly mixed strategy by examining their mating, social… CONTINUE READING