The breeding system of wild red ruffed lemurs (Varecia rubra): a preliminary report

@article{Vasey2006TheBS,
  title={The breeding system of wild red ruffed lemurs (Varecia rubra): a preliminary report},
  author={N. Vasey},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2006},
  volume={48},
  pages={41-54}
}
  • N. Vasey
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Primates
Captive studies have shown that ruffed lemurs (Varecia) have an unusual suite of reproductive traits combined with extremely high maternal reproductive costs. These traits include the bearing of litters, nesting of altricial young, and absentee parenting. To characterize the breeding system of this enigmatic lemur, reproductive traits must be contextualized in the wild. Here, I provide a preliminary report of mating and infant care in one community of wild red ruffed lemurs (Varecia rubra… Expand
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