The evolution of monogamy in primates.

  title={The evolution of monogamy in primates.},
  author={A T Rutberg},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={104 1},
  • A T Rutberg
  • Published 1983 in Journal of theoretical biology
The evolution of primate monogamy is described as an ordered sequence of choices by generalized, hypothetical females and males. Females first choose whether or not to associate with other females. Predators encourage gregariousness in diurnal primates; however, nocturnality or scarce and evenly distributed food supplies may enforce separation. A testable group size model based on food patch size is developed and qualitatively supported. If females choose solitude, males then choose either to… CONTINUE READING

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