Complex social structure of southern flying squirrels is related to spatial proximity but not kinship

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Social individuals have organized relationships that affect fitness and so a species' tendency to be social has important implications for its population ecology, gene flow, and its distribution in space and time. We quantitatively examined the social structure of southern flying squirrels (Glaucomys volans) and tested for a role of kinship and prior… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-012-1431-3

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