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dc.contributor.advisorManning, Aubrey
dc.contributor.authorTutin, Caroline Elizabeth Gaskell
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-08T08:48:46Z
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dc.date.issued1975
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/10606
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the study was to describe the reproductive biology of wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthi) and to relate this to aspects of their ecology and social organisation. Within this general framework the specific aims were: (a) To determine the reproductive potential of female chimpanzees and to assess the limits this places on species' reproduction; (b) To examine the adaptive significance of female reproductive physiology in terms of optimal reproductive success; (c) To examine environmental constraints on reproduction; (d) To describe copulatory behaviour and the nature of the three mating patterns shown by wild chimpanzees, and to assess the adaptive significance of the flexible mating system; (e) To relate reproductive behaviour to social organisation in an attempt to assess the role of sexual selection in the evolution of chimpanzee social behaviour and structure.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.hasversionTutin, C.E.G. (1975) Exceptions to promiscuity ln a feral chimpanzee community. Pp. 445-449, in Contemporary Primatology, S. Kondo, M. Kawai & A Ehara (eds.), Karger, Basel.en
dc.relation.hasversionTutin, C.E.G. & McGrew, W.C. (1973) Chimpanzee copulatory behaviour. Folia primatol. 19: 237-256.en
dc.relation.hasversionTutin, C.E.G. & McGrew, W.C. (1973) Sexual behaviour of group-living adolescent chimpanzees. Amer. J. phys. Anthrop. 38: 195-199en
dc.subjectPan troglodytes schweinfurthiien
dc.subjectChimpanzeesen
dc.subjectReproductive biologyen
dc.titleSexual behaviour and mating patterns in a community of wild chimpanzees (Pan Troglodytes Schweinfurthii)en
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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