Biased escorts: offspring sex, not relatedness explains alloparental care patterns in a cooperative breeder

Emma I. K. Vitikainen, Harry H. Marshall, Faye J. Thompson, Jenni L. Sanderson, Matthew B. V. Bell, Jason S. Gilchrist, Sarah J. Hodge, Hazel J. Nichols, Michael A. Cant

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Original languageEnglish
Article number20162384
JournalProceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences
Volume284
Issue number1854
Number of pages9
ISSN0962-8452
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2017
Externally publishedYes
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • cooperative breeding
  • nepotism
  • helping
  • altruism
  • sex-biased care
  • alloparental care
  • MONGOOSE MUNGOS-MUNGO
  • BANDED MONGOOSES
  • SOCIAL-CONTROL
  • EVOLUTION
  • HELPERS
  • REPRODUCTION
  • PARENTAGE
  • KINSHIP
  • ALLOCATION
  • DEMOGRAPHY
  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology

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