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dc.contributor.authorFallon, Brittany Laurie Ann
dc.contributor.authorNeumann, C
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Richard William
dc.contributor.authorZuberbuhler, Klaus
dc.identifier.citationFallon , B L A , Neumann , C , Byrne , R W & Zuberbuhler , K 2016 , ' Female chimpanzees adjust copulation calls according to reproductive status and level of female competition ' , Animal Behaviour , vol. 113 , pp. 87-92 .en
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84956731187
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-9862-9373/work/60630588
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-8378-088X/work/64360759
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dc.descriptionThis project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development, and demonstration under grant agreement no. 283871.en
dc.description.abstractFemale chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) are usually depicted as sexually submissive and bound by male coercion, because males are able to monopolize oestrous females, limiting a female's options for mate choice. We present behavioural data from a group of wild chimpanzees during a rare period in which up to 10 females cycled simultaneously, which prevented males from monopolizing oestrous females, thus changing the dynamic of male-female sexual interactions. Overall, we found that nulliparous and parous females employed different copulation calling strategies, reflecting their relative reproductive attractiveness and social standing within the community. Male partner rank, copulation duration, and dominant male audience further influenced calling behaviour, and there was a non-significant trend for females to increase calling as the number of cycling females increased. We conclude that female chimpanzees are capable of adjusting their copulation calling flexibly, by taking into account their own sexual attractiveness in order to incite male competition.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2016 The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This work is made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created, accepted version manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at:
dc.subjectFemale competitionen
dc.subjectCopulation callen
dc.subjectSexual signalen
dc.subjectRC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatryen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.titleFemale chimpanzees adjust copulation calls according to reproductive status and level of female competitionen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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