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Comparisons across populations of baboons (Papiospp) reveal that the birth rate is inversely related to the adult sex ratio. Evidence is adduced to show that this is a consequence of competition among females for access to males. © 1983 Springer-Verlag.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/BF00293805

Type

Journal article

Journal

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Publication Date

01/08/1983

Volume

13

Pages

157 - 159