The evolution of male-infant interactions in the tribe Papionini (Primates: Cercopithecidae).

@article{Maestripieri1998TheEO,
  title={The evolution of male-infant interactions in the tribe Papionini (Primates: Cercopithecidae).},
  author={Dario Maestripieri Maestripieri},
  journal={Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology},
  year={1998},
  volume={69 5},
  pages={247-51}
}
In Old World monkeys, intense affiliative interactions between adult males and infants have mostly been observed in the tribe Papionini. Although these male-infant interactions have been reported in most species of the genera Papio, Theropithecus and Cercocebus, they have only erratically been reported in the genus Macaca. In this article I show that the distribution of male-infant interactions within the genus Macaca can be accounted for by the phylogenetic relations among macaque species and… CONTINUE READING