Strong and Consistent Social Bonds Enhance the Longevity of Female Baboons

Abstract

Longevity is a major component of variation in fitness in long-lived iteroparous species [1-4]. Among female baboons, variation in breeding lifespan accounts for approximately 50% of the variation in lifetime fitness [5, 6]. However, we know little about the causes of variation in longevity in primates or other long-lived mammals. Savannah baboons form… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.05.067

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@article{Silk2010StrongAC, title={Strong and Consistent Social Bonds Enhance the Longevity of Female Baboons}, author={Joan B. Silk and Jacinta C Beehner and Thore J. Bergman and Catherine Crockford and Anne L. Engh and Liza R Moscovice and Roman M Wittig and Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L Cheney}, journal={Current Biology}, year={2010}, volume={20}, pages={1359-1361} }