Monogamy without biparental care in a dwarf antelope.

  title={Monogamy without biparental care in a dwarf antelope.},
  author={Peter Nicolas Meade Brotherton and Andrew Rhodes},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={263 1366},
The only widely accepted explanations for the evolution of monogamy in mammals have been based on the benefits of biparental care of offspring. This is probably because, unless biparental care is important, the most competitive males would be expected to monopolize more than one female. This study investigates whether males are important for offspring survival in a monogamous dwarf antelope, Kirk's dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii), by testing three hypotheses that have been proposed to account for… CONTINUE READING
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