Mate retention, harassment, and the evolution of ungulate leks

@inproceedings{CluttonBrock1992MateRH,
  title={Mate retention, harassment, and the evolution of ungulate leks},
  author={Tim H. Clutton-Brock and O. F. Price and Andrew D C MacColl},
  year={1992}
}
T. H. Clutton-Brock O. F. Price A. D. C MacCoU Large Animal Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK Current models of lek breeding mosdy suggest tJiat males defend clustered mating territories because females show a preference for mating on leks. Here we argue that, in lek-breeding ungulates, males may also gain benefits from holding clustered mating territories because clusters retain does in estrus. We show that in fallow deer… CONTINUE READING

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