Evolution of Social Organization and Life-History Patterns Among Grouse

@article{Wiley1974EvolutionOS,
  title={Evolution of Social Organization and Life-History Patterns Among Grouse},
  author={Richard H. Wiley},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  year={1974},
  volume={49},
  pages={201 - 227}
}
  • R. H. Wiley
  • Published 1 September 1974
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Quarterly Review of Biology
Correlations of social structure, life-history patterns, and ecology among the seventeen species of grouse exemplify some general patterns in the evolution of mating systems among higher vertebrates. The species of grouse differ in the aggregation of displaying males, the permanence of heterosexual affiliations, the contributions of males to parental care, and the breeding sex ratio. Promiscous species (no durable heterosexual affiliation) are probably all polynous (the breeding sex ratio less… 
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