The Function of Male Agonistic Displays in Ursine Colobus Monkeys (Colobus vellerosus): Male Competition, Female Mate Choice or Sexual Coercion?

@inproceedings{Teichroeb2010TheFO,
  title={The Function of Male Agonistic Displays in Ursine Colobus Monkeys (Colobus vellerosus): Male Competition, Female Mate Choice or Sexual Coercion?},
  author={Julie A Teichroeb and Pascale Sicotte},
  year={2010}
}
Male agonistic displays may allow males to assess competitors, females to assess mates, or could be directed at cycling females to sexually coerce them. We analysed the display output of 26 male ursine colobus monkeys (Colobus vellerosus) in four groups over 13-mo at the Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Ghana. Display indices (including three behaviours, loud calls, stiff-legs, and jump-displays) were calculated for males in each group. Males vary in their expression of these behaviours… CONTINUE READING

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