Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

Reproductive Senescence among Female Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata fuscata)

Linda D. Wolfe and M. J. Sabra Noyes
Journal of Mammalogy
Vol. 62, No. 4 (Nov., 1981), pp. 698-705
DOI: 10.2307/1380591
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1380591
Page Count: 8
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($42.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Reproductive Senescence among Female Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata fuscata)
Preview not available

Abstract

Data on the reproduction of the 28 Arashiyama West and Arashiyama B Japanese macaque females 18 years and older are surveyed. Analysis of the data suggest that, despite parturition by a 25-year-old female, the fertility of females usually ends after 22 years of age. However, the data also suggest that the decline in fertility is not due to menopause because the aging females continue to experience estrus similar to that of younger females, differing primarily in that the estrous periods of the aging females are shorter in duration than are those of the younger females. On the other hand, a close inspection of the birth rates of the Arashiyama West troop, which was transported from Japan to South Texas in 1972, indicates that the reproduction of the older females was affected less by the consequences of transportation than that of the younger females.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
698
    698
  • Thumbnail: Page 
699
    699
  • Thumbnail: Page 
700
    700
  • Thumbnail: Page 
701
    701
  • Thumbnail: Page 
702
    702
  • Thumbnail: Page 
703
    703
  • Thumbnail: Page 
704
    704
  • Thumbnail: Page 
705
    705