Cryptic sociality in rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) detected by kinship analysis.

@article{Clark2012CrypticSI,
  title={Cryptic sociality in rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) detected by kinship analysis.},
  author={Rulon W. Clark and W. S. Brown and Randy Stechert and Harry W Greene},
  journal={Biology letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={523-5}
}
Research on social behaviour has largely concentrated on birds and mammals in visually active, cooperatively breeding groups (although such systems are relatively rare) and focused much less on species that rarely interact other than for mating and parental care. We used microsatellite markers to characterize relatedness among aggregations of timber… CONTINUE READING

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