ANTC23H3 Lecture Notes - Ovulation

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6 Jul 2012
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Baboons, chimps/banobos, and macaques (only these three taxonomic groups with significant sexual swellings) Other species also get peri-vaginal pinkening, but not a sexual swelling. Primarily in anthropoids who can mate all the time, maybe indication of ovulation so they indicate optimal time for mating (maximum fertility) and they can mate when they are most likely to get pregnant. Trait is seen as an honest indicatory of a female"s quality as a mate. Attract males from outside the group/long-range mate attraction. This way, females can mate with best male. Female bahaviours that function to initiate and maintain sexual interaction with a male; sexual solicitation, sexual presentation. Male chimps/bonobos sometimes display a penile erection as an invitation to mate. Period of heightened sexual activity and receptivity exhibited by female mammals usually (not always) around the time of ovulation. Period of time during, immediately preceding, and immediately following ovulation (most likely to conceive) Anthropoid females can mate and show estrus behaviour outside of.

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