Cooperative Breeding in Mammals by Nancy G. Solomon, Jeffrey A. French

By Nancy G. Solomon, Jeffrey A. French

Cooperative breeding refers to a social method within which participants except the oldsters offer take care of the offspring. considering that contributors hold up breeding and put money into the offspring of others, cooperative breeding poses a problem to a Darwinian rationalization of the evolution of social habit. The members to this booklet discover the evolutionary, ecological, behavioral, and physiological foundation of cooperative breeding in mammals. The publication features a choice of chapters by means of the best researchers within the box, and it's the first ebook committed completely to the research of mammalian cooperative breeding.

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Therefore, if experience is a primary benefit of alloparenting, inexperienced females should carry more than expe- S. D. 1. ) that experienced versus inexperienced subadult alloparents spent carrying infants in captive groups of cotton-top tamarins. Carrying percentages are calculated for two-week intervals from birth to Week 8. Samples sizes are (1) experienced and inexperienced, Weeks \-4 = 9 each and (2) experienced and inexperienced, Weeks 5-8 = 7 each. There were no significant differences in percentage of time spent carrying relative to experience for any infant age.

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Kleiman, D. G. (1993). Behavioural evidence for monopolization of paternity in multi-male groups of golden lion tamarins. Anim. Behav. 46:1091-1103. , & Mack, D. S. (1978). Food sharing among captive Leontopithecus rosalia. Folia primatol. 29:268-290. Caine, N. (1993). Flexibility and co-operation as unifying themes in Saguinus social organization and behaviour: the role of predation pressures. In Marmosets and tamarins: Systematics, behaviour and ecology, ed. A. Rylands, pp. 200-219. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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