Kinship, reproductive strategies and social dynamics of yellow-bellied marmots

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Social behavior of yellow-bellied marmots was observed for three years in colonies where kinship was known and for one year in a high elevation colony where harems were contiguous. Social dynamics of yellow-bellied marmots is dependent on kinship, group composition, and age-sex classes. This pattern is a consequence of the reproductive strategies of males… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00297667

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