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Paternal care is generally, although not exclusively, associated with monogamy in mammals. The Algerian mouse, Mus spretus, is a nocturnal murid living in xeric habitats in northern Africa, the Iberian peninsula and the south of France. We compared the amount of paternal care induced by removing young in Mus spretus and in the polygamous house mouse M.(More)
The mating system of murids remains largely unknown, with controversial reports. Reevaluation of previous data reveals monogamous features in the Algerian mouse from the South of France, Mus spretus. To test this hypothesis, we performed dyadic encounters toward three kinds of opponents from the other sex (his/her own mate, a mouse from an unknown pair, and(More)