, Volume 15, Issue 2–3, pp 263–269 | Cite as

Socio-bioenergetics and sexual dimorphism in primates

  • Anthony M. CoelhoJr.


Socio-bioenergetics is presented as a practical method of estimating energy budgets of primates in a social context. Energy budgets are estimated on the basis of behavioral observations and a series of empirical formulae, which consider body weight, activity, and reproductive status. Data on a captive colony of Sykes' monkeys and baboons are incorporated as illustrations of the possible effects of group composition, body size, reproductive status, and activity patterns on energy requirements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony M. CoelhoJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyTexas Tech University LubbockTexasUSA

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