Female Promiscuity and Male Reproductive Success in Social Birds and Mammals

@article{Stacey1982FemalePA,
  title={Female Promiscuity and Male Reproductive Success in Social Birds and Mammals},
  author={Peter B. Stacey},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1982},
  volume={120},
  pages={51 - 64}
}
  • P. Stacey
  • Published 1 July 1982
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
The selective pressures that influence the evolution of mating systems in multimale social groups that persist throughout the breeding season may differ significantly from those that operate in one-male systems. Within this type of group, females may increase their reproductive success by mating with several males, if they can thereby induce those males to provide care for their young. Males may benefit from the presence of other males during reproduction, either through joint feeding of the… Expand
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