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Monogamy : mating strategies and partnerships in birds, humans, and other mammals

Author: Ulrich H Reichard; Christophe Boesch
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
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Publisher's description: Why do males of some species live with a single mate when they are capable of fertilizing more than one female's eggs? Why do some females pair only with one male, and not with several partners? Why do birds usually live in pairs and feed chicks together whilst mammals often live in larger groups with females rearing their young without male help? These questions form the central theme of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich H Reichard; Christophe Boesch
ISBN: 0521819733 9780521819732 0521525772 9780521525770
OCLC Number: 51258764
Description: ix, 267 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Monogamy : past and present / Ulrich H. Reichard --
Evolution of monogamy : mating relationships, parental care and sexual selection / Anders Pape Møller --
Mate guarding and the evolution of social monogamy in mammals / Peter N.M. Brotherton & Petr E. Komers --
Evolution of social monogomy in primates / Carel P. van Schaik & Peter M. Kappeler --
Evolution of social and reproductive monogamy in Peromyscus : evidence from Peromyscus californicus (the California mouse) / David O. Ribble --
Social functions of copulation in the socially monogamous razorbill (Alca torda) / Richard H. Wagner --
Social and reproductive monogamy in rodents : the case of the Malagasy giant jumping rat (Hypogeomys antimena) / Simone Sommer --
Social polyandry and promiscuous mating in a primate-like carnivore : the kinkajou (Potos flavus) / Roland Kays --
Monogamy correlates, socioecological factors, and mating systems in beavers / Lixing Sun --
Social monogamy and social polygyny in a solitary ungulate, the Japanese serow (Capricornis crispus) / Ryosuke Kishimoto --
Ecological and social complexities in human monogamy / Bobbi S. Low --
Social monogamy in a human society : marriage and reproductive success among the Dogon / Beverly I. Strassmann --
Social monogamy in gibbons : the male perspective / Ulrich H. Reichard --
Pair living and mating strategies in the fat-tailed dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus medius) / Joanna Fietz --
Social monogamy and its variations in callitrichids : do these relate to the costs of infant care? / Anne W. Goldizen --
Monogamy in New World primates : what can patterns of olfactory communication tell us? / Eckhard W. Heymann.
Responsibility: edited by Ulrich H. Reichard, Christophe Boesch.
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