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Allocare, predation risk, social structure and natal coat colour in anthropoid primates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10686488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Many primate species have a natal coat coloured differently from the coat colour of adults and, in some cases, the natal coat is very different from that of older animals with the infant being conspicuous and/or brightly coloured. This study uses data from 82 anthropoid species to investigate possible correlates of conspicuous natal coat colour (CNC), using comparative, phylogenetically controlled analyses. Five hypotheses were tested using statistical tests on both species data and phylogenetically controlled data. The analyses show some support for the hypothesis that CNCs have evolved to promote allocare but the degree of CNC does not correlate with predation rates, arboreality, or relative testes size.
Authors:
C Ross; G Regan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0015-5713     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Primatol.     Publication Date:    2000 Jan-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-27     Completed Date:  2000-06-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370723     Medline TA:  Folia Primatol (Basel)     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel
Affiliation:
School of Life Sciences, University of Surrey Roehampton, London, UK. c.ross@roehampton.ac.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Physiological
Animals
Female
Hair Color / physiology*
Haplorhini / physiology*
Male
Parenting*
Sexual Behavior, Animal
Social Dominance*
Territoriality

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