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Infanticide in a group of wild saddle-back tamarins, Saguinus fuscicollis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10676711     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An infanticide was observed in a group of wild saddle-back tamarins, Saguinus fuscicollis. The newborn singleton was killed by its mother after it had fallen from the carrier several times. This infanticide may represent a case of parental manipulation: the mother terminated investment in an offspring that probably had a low chance of survival. Also, stress associated with the simultaneous pregnancy of another adult female in the group may have played a role.
E R Herrera; C Knogge; E W Heymann
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of primatology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0275-2565     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Primatol.     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-14     Completed Date:  2000-03-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108949     Medline TA:  Am J Primatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Abteilung Verhaltensforschung & Okologie, Deutsches Primatenzentrum, Göttingen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior, Animal*
Saguinus / psychology*
Social Behavior
Social Dominance

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