Infanticide in black capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella nigritus) in Iguazú National Park, Argentina

Autores
Ramirez Llorens, Patricio Marcelo; Di Bitetti, Mario Santiago; Baldovino, María Celia; Janson, C.H.
Año de publicación
2008
Idioma
inglés
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artículo
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Descripción
We report here one observed and two potential cases of infanticide during a brief period of 1 month after a dominant male replacement in one group of black capuchin monkeys in Iguazú National Park, Argentina. We also compile infant disappearances and demographic data in seven groups followed from 1-14 years. Behavioral and molecular data showed that the probability that an infanticidal male would kill his own progeny is very low in this species. Females that lost infants less than 6 months old had shorter interbirth intervals than females whose infants survived (14.12±5.32 months, n = 17 vs. 20.42±5.65 months, n = 34). Females whose infants die shortly after takeovers mate with the presumed infanticidal male during the most fertile days of their subsequent estrous periods giving this male a high probability of siring the new progeny. We recorded 181 proceptive periods and 52 births from 18 adult females in two groups. Most proceptive periods were concentrated during a conception season, but there was an increase in sexual behavior after male takeovers. Seven females copulated while pregnant after the observed male takeover, an unusual behavior in this species in years of group stability. Of 24 infants born during takeover years, 62.5% did not survive the first year, whereas only 22.5% of 80 infants died in years without male replacements. We found a significant positive association between infant mortality and male takeovers, but not with food provisioning. The main cause of infant mortality in this population is associated with male takeovers. Our results suggest that infanticide can have an important effect on the behavior of this species, selecting for female behaviors that function to reduce infanticide risk. © 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Fil: Ramirez Llorens, Patricio Marcelo. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Tucuman. Instituto de Biodiversidad Neotropical. Universidad Nacional de Tucuman. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales e Instituto Miguel Lillo. Instituto de Biodiversidad Neotropical. Instituto de Biodiversidad Neotropical; Argentina. Centro de Investigaciones del Bosque Atlántico; Argentina
Fil: Di Bitetti, Mario Santiago. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Nordeste. Instituto de Biología Subtropical. Instituto de Biología Subtropical - Nodo Posadas | Universidad Nacional de Misiones. Instituto de Biología Subtropical. Instituto de Biología Subtropical - Nodo Posadas; Argentina. Centro de Investigaciones del Bosque Atlántico; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de Tucumán; Argentina
Fil: Baldovino, María Celia. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Tucuman. Instituto de Biodiversidad Neotropical. Universidad Nacional de Tucuman. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales e Instituto Miguel Lillo. Instituto de Biodiversidad Neotropical. Instituto de Biodiversidad Neotropical; Argentina. Centro de Investigaciones del Bosque Atlántico; Argentina
Fil: Janson, C.H.. Stony Brook University;
Materia
CAPUCHIN MONKEYS
CEBUS APELLA NIGRITUS
INFANT MORTALITY
INFANTICIDE
PROCEPTIVE BEHAVIOR
SEXUAL SELECTION HYPOTHESIS
Zoología, Ornitología, Entomología, Etología
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
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Acceso restringido
Licencia
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
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CONICET Digital (CONICET)
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Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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