Group mating among Norway rats II. The social dynamics of copulation: Competition, cooperation, and mate choice

@article{McClintock1982GroupMA,
  title={Group mating among Norway rats II. The social dynamics of copulation: Competition, cooperation, and mate choice},
  author={Martha K. McClintock and Joseph J. Anisko and Norman T. Adler},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1982},
  volume={30},
  pages={410-425}
}
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A factorial design demonstrated that the female Norway rat has the major role determining the amount and timing of copulation once mating begins, and the population pattern of a wild female was characterized by fewer ejaculatory series and more intromissions at longer intervals before the first ejaculation than the patterns of a domestic female.
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