The Foraging Costs of Mating Effort in Male Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii)

  title={The Foraging Costs of Mating Effort in Male Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii)},
  author={Alexander V. Georgiev and Andrew F Russell and Melissa Emery Thompson and Emily Otali and Martin N. Muller and Richard W. Wrangham},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
Costs of mating effort can affect the reproductive strategies and lifetime fitness of male primates, but interspecific and interindividual variation in the magnitude and distribution of costs is poorly understood. Male costs have primarily been recognized in seasonally breeding species that experience concentrated periods of mating competition. Here, we examine foraging costs associated with male mating effort in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii), a polygynandrous species, in which… 
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