Variance in the reproductive success of dominant male mountain gorillas

@article{Robbins2014VarianceIT,
  title={Variance in the reproductive success of dominant male mountain gorillas},
  author={Andrew M Robbins and Maryke Gray and Prosper Uwingeli and Innocent Mburanumwe and Edwin Kagoda and Martha M Robbins},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2014},
  volume={55},
  pages={489-499}
}
Abstract Using 30 years of demographic data from 15 groups, this study estimates how harem size, female fertility, and offspring survival may contribute to variance in the siring rates of dominant male mountain gorillas throughout the Virunga Volcano Region. As predicted for polygynous species, differences in harem size were the greatest source of variance in the siring rate, whereas differences in female fertility and offspring survival were relatively minor. Harem size was positively… CONTINUE READING

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