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Hrdy, Sarah (Blaffer-)

US primatologist, recently at UC Davis and Harvard. Best known work was done at Abu, India, where a long-term study of langur monkey troops resulted in observations of infanticide and sororal polygynous social groups interspersed with bachelor herds of roving young males engaged in strategies of delayed troop transfer and male-male competition. Author of The Langurs of Abu (1977), The Woman that Never Evolved (1981), Infanticide (1984), and Mother Nature (1999).

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