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Lab 4 Notes 13:05 Primate Sociality Many mammals are solitary Most primates are social  o Regular interactions and established relations important as they have  impacts on how primate reproduce Social structure- ratio of adult males and females within a social group o 1. Solitary(aye-aye, orangutan, mouse lemur) o 2. Family unit(gibbon, indri, titi monkey o 3. Single male/multi-female One male lives with perm relations with female in certain group o 4. Multi male/multi female(chimpanzees, spider monkeys) ***social structure is not the same thing as mating system*** Mating system= how many individuals of the opposite sex a group member  typically mates with o 1. Monogamy (gibbon) o 2. Polyandry (marmosets) o 3. Polygyny (single male with mult females o 4. Polygynandry –males and females mate with both sex o 5. Promiscuity o Why study primate behavior? Studying behavior helps provide models of past human behavior
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2011 for the course RTF 305 taught by Professor Nasr during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Lab 4 Notes - Lab4Notes 13:05 PrimateSociality...

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