The evolution of female copulation calls in primates: a review and a new model

@article{Pradhan2005TheEO,
  title={The evolution of female copulation calls in primates: a review and a new model},
  author={Gauri R Pradhan and Antje Engelhardt and Carel P. van Schaik and Dario Maestripieri},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={59},
  pages={333-343}
}
Female copulation calls are mating-associated vocalizations that occur in some species of Old World monkeys and apes. We argue that copulation calls have two immediate functions: to encourage mating attempts by other males and to increase mate guarding by the consort male. We hypothesize that female copulation calls have evolved under the selective pressures of risk of infanticide and sperm competition. When male mate guarding is effective, copulation calls allow females to concentrate… Expand

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