Infanticide by Males and Its Implications

Infanticide by Males and Its Implications

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Analysis of impact of infanticide on social organization and reproductive behavior in primates including humans.Freed (1986) was the first to propose that infanticide defense is the crucial male contribution in some populations. The potential deterrent value of males may be suggested by observations of their nest defense and by their absence preceding successful ... Typically, one or more intruder males (usually floaters) appear on the experimentally aquot;widowedaquot; femaleas territory within days or even hours afteranbsp;...

Title:Infanticide by Males and Its Implications
Author:Carel P. van Schaik, Charles H. Janson
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2000-11-02


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