Behavioural and endocrine mechanisms of reproductive suppression in Serenge dwarf mongooses

@article{Creel1992BehaviouralAE,
  title={Behavioural and endocrine mechanisms of reproductive suppression in Serenge dwarf mongooses},
  author={Scott Creel and Nancy Marusha Creel and David E. Wildt and Steven L. Monfort},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1992},
  volume={43},
  pages={231-245}
}
Behavioural, demographic and endocrine data were collected from a wild population of dwarf mongooses, Helogale parvula, in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. The data show that subordinate females are reproductively suppressed by a complex of endocrine and behavioural mechanisms, while subordinate males are reproductively suppressed primarily by behavioural mechanisms. Subordinate females have (1) low baseline oestrogen levels, (2) low mating rates, and (3) low peak oestrogen levels during… CONTINUE READING

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