Comparative patterns of philopatry and dispersal in two common mole-rat populations: implications for the evolution of mole-rat sociality

@article{Spinks2000ComparativePO,
  title={Comparative patterns of philopatry and dispersal in two common mole-rat populations: implications for the evolution of mole-rat sociality},
  author={Andrew C. Spinks and Jennifer U. M. Jarvis and Nigel Charles Bennett},
  journal={Journal of Animal Ecology},
  year={2000},
  volume={69},
  pages={224-234}
}
Summary 1. The aridity food-distribution hypothesis (AFDH) maintains that ecological constraints and foraging risks in arid environments curtail dispersal and promote the evolution of cooperatively foraging social groups within African mole-rat populations. To assess the influence of habitat constraints upon mole-rat social behaviour and hence the validity of the AFDH, we investigated the differential patterns of dispersal and philopatry in two populations of the common mole-rat, Cryptomys… Expand
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