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Female mate choice for paternal care behaviour in African striped mice Rhabdomys pumilio : the role of experience Tasmin Rymer & Neville Pillay 1) (School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050, South Africa) (Accepted: 13 April

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night to forage. Males can be polygynous; mating takes place inside crevices. Fathers exhibit paternal care for multiple clutches of eggs and guard eggs from predators. Paternal care of this species is obligatory; hatching success decreases without it. Females do not contribute to parental care. Males

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Amphibia-Reptilia 31 (2010): 183-194 Aspects of the breeding biology of the Omei mustache toad ( Leptobrachium boringii ): polygamy and paternal care Yuchi Zheng 1,3 , Duncan Deng 2 , Shuqiang Li 1 , Jinzhong Fu 2,* Abstract. The Omei mustache toad, Leptobrachium boringii , has a male biased

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terms of territory quality and paternal care are not important in the choice of long-tailed males (e.g., Møller, 1990a; de Lope & Møller, 1993; reviewed in Møller, 1994a). On the basis of these clear relationships, European barn swallows collectively became a classic example of female mate choice based

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for kin can be highly benefi- cial. However, evidence of recognition of offspring by fathers in mammals has accumulated very slowly. Especially, in multi-male groups with a promiscuous mating system, like the chimpanzee, where offspring survival does not seem to depend on paternal care, paternal kin

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Plasma testosterone levels of male European starlings ( Sturnus vulgaris ) during the breeding cycle and in relation to song and paternal care Rianne Pinxten 1,2) , Elke de Ridder 1) , Lutgarde Arckens 3) , Veerle M. Darras 4) & Marcel Eens 1) ( 1 Department of Biology, University of Antwerp

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behaviour. They may completely lack or have an abbreviated amplexus, deposit terrestrial eggs and even offer paternal care. We studied the courtship and spawning behaviour of Nyctibatrachus humayuni from Matheran located in the northern region of the Western Ghats of India. The breeding season of N

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REPRODUCTIVE BENEFITS AND THE DURATION OF PATERNAL CARE IN A BIPARENTAL BURYING BEETLE, NECROPHORUS ORBICOLLIS by STEPHEN T. TRUMBO1)2) (Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599, U.S.A.) (With 4 Figures) (Ace. 1-XII-1990) Introduction Iteroparous breeders

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Paternal care behaviour of sand gobies is determined by habitat related nest structure Maria Järvi-Laturi , Topi K. Lehtonen 1) , Christophe Pampoulie 2) & Kai Lindström 3) (Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 65, FI-00014, Helsinki, Finland

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EFFECTS OF MATE ATTRACTION AND MALE-MALE COMPETITION ON PATERNAL CARE IN A GOBY by JENS BJELVENMARK 1) and ELISABET FORSGREN 2) (Department of Marine Ecology, Göteborg University) (Acc. 21-XI-2002) Summary Individuals should invest energy into current reproduction in relation to the possibility

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