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Vol. 69, No. 5, 1998
Issue release date: September–October 1998
Folia Primatol 1998;69:247–251

The Evolution of Male-Infant Interactions in the Tribe Papionini (Primates: Cercopithecidae)

Maestripieri D.
Department of Psychology and Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center, Emory University, Lawrenceville, Ga., USA

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In Old World monkeys, intense affiliative interactions between adult males and infants have mostly been observed in the tribe Papionini. Although these male–infant interactions have been reported in most species of the genera Papio, Theropithecus and Cercocebus, they have only erratically been reported in the genus Macaca. In this article I show that the distribution of male–infant interactions within the genus Macaca can be accounted for by the phylogenetic relations among macaque species and by the evolution of the genus Macaca relative to the other Papionini.

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