Infanticide in a group of wild saddle-back tamarins, Saguinus fuscicollis
Article first published online: 12 JAN 2000
Copyright © 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
American Journal of Primatology
Volume 50, Issue 2, pages 153–157, February 2000
How to Cite
Herrera, E. R. T., Knogge, C. and Heymann, E. W. (2000), Infanticide in a group of wild saddle-back tamarins, Saguinus fuscicollis. Am. J. Primatol., 50: 153–157. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1098-2345(200002)50:2<153::AID-AJP5>3.0.CO;2-#
- Issue published online: 12 JAN 2000
- Article first published online: 12 JAN 2000
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 MAY 1999
- Manuscript Received: 10 NOV 1998
- German Academic Exchance Service, DAAD. Grant Number: A/99/02924
- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Grant Number: He 1870/9-1
- Saguinus fuscicollis;
An infanticide was observed in a group of wild saddle-back tamarins, Saguinus fuscicollis. The newborn singleton was killed by its mother after it had fallen from the carrier several times. This infanticide may represent a case of parental manipulation: the mother terminated investment in an offspring that probably had a low chance of survival. Also, stress associated with the simultaneous pregnancy of another adult female in the group may have played a role. Am. J. Primatol. 50:153–157, 2000. © 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.