Lek promiscuity in a semelparous mammal, Antechinus stuartii (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae)?

@article{LazenbyCohen2004LekPI,
  title={Lek promiscuity in a semelparous mammal, Antechinus stuartii (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae)?},
  author={Katherine A. Lazenby-Cohen and Andrew Cockburn},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={22},
  pages={195-202}
}
All male Antechinus stuartii die following a brief rut towards the end of their first year of life. Outside the rutting period, both males and females forage in clearly-defined invidual home ranges, but neither sex is territorial. As temperatures drop during the winter, both sexes may leave their foraging range each day to spend the latter part of the night and most of the daylight hours in communal nests which may be used by fifteen animals simultaneously, and over forty individuals during one… CONTINUE READING

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