Presumed Super-foetation in an Erythrocebus patas Monkey


ON November 22, 1964, a female specimen of Erythrocebus patas monkey was received at Tigoni Primate Research Centre (now the National Primate Research Centre). Her exact provenance was unknown, as she had been rescued from some peasant farmers and brought in by her rescuer. At the time of her arrival at the centre, her second milk molars were just erupting. In 1968, after reaching adult status, she shared a cage with an adult male of the same species for several months, but mating was not actually observed.

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LEAKEY, L. Presumed Super-foetation in an Erythrocebus patas Monkey. Nature 223, 754 (1969).

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