Group mating among Norway rats I. Sex differences in the pattern and neuroendocrine consequences of copulation

  title={Group mating among Norway rats I. Sex differences in the pattern and neuroendocrine consequences of copulation},
  author={M. Mcclintock and J. J. Anisko},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • M. Mcclintock, J. J. Anisko
  • Published 1982
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • The copulatory pattern of groups of rats (Rattus norvegicus) was studied in the laboratory in a seminatural environment. In a given mating session, every oestrous female copulated with each male; likewise, every male copulated with each oestrous female. While individual males and females experienced similar amounts of copulation, there were dramatic sex differences in sequence and temporal pattern. Males mated in a multiple intromission pattern and had more ejaculatory series when several… CONTINUE READING
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