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Forage quality and the costs of lactation for female gelada baboons

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Field studies of two species of baboons suggest that Altmann's model of maternal time budgets (1980, Baboon Mothers and Infants, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press) provides a good qualitative but a poor quantitative fit to observed changes in the time that mothers spend feeding across infant age. We suggest that the poor quantitative fit might be explained by the fact that food quality varies across time, so that females are forced to feed for longer to gain the same nutrient...

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10.1006/anbe.2002.9972

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Animal Behaviour
Volume:
64
Issue:
5
Pages:
801-805
Publication date:
2002-01-01
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ISSN:
0003-3472
URN:
uuid:a4023f34-5a82-49ce-a78b-9110969edeeb
Source identifiers:
276915
Local pid:
pubs:276915
Language:
English

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