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The Red Colobus MonkeysVariation in Demography, Behavior, and Ecology of Endangered Species$
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Thomas T. Struhsaker

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780198529583

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529583.001.0001

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Social behavior and reproduction

Social behavior and reproduction

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(p.119) Chapter 5 Social behavior and reproduction
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The Red Colobus Monkeys
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Thomas T. Struhsaker

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529583.003.0005

This chapter describes the intragroup social behaviour of red colobus, including grooming, reproduction, aggression, and miscellaneous behaviour. Most of the information comes from the detailed and long-term studies of two social groups of tephrosceles in Kibale. Results from the Kibale studies are compared with the only other taxa for which there are details on these topics, i.e., temminckii, badius, rufomitratus, and kirkii. The sections pertaining to reproduction deal with more than behaviour. They present information and conclusions regarding a wide range of subjects related to reproduction, such as the timing of births, interbirth intervals (IBIs), reproductive success and its relation to dominance status, age of sexual maturity, sexual swellings, twinning, etc.

Keywords:   red colobus monkeys, intragroup social behaviour, grooming, reproduction, aggression

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