Monogamy in mammals.

@article{Kleiman1977MonogamyIM,
  title={Monogamy in mammals.},
  author={Devra G. Kleiman},
  journal={The Quarterly review of biology},
  year={1977},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={
          39-69
        }
}
  • Devra G. Kleiman
  • Published in
    The Quarterly review of…
    1977
  • Biology, Medicine
  • This review considers the behavioral, ecological, and reproductive characteristics of mammals exhibiting monogamy, i.e., mating exclusivity. From a discussion of the life histories of selected species of monogamous primates, carnivores, rodents and ungulates, several trends emerge. Two forms of monogamy occur, Type I, facultative, and Type II, obligate. The selective pressures leading to these two forms of monogamy may have been different. Facultative monogamy may result when a species exists… CONTINUE READING

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