No evidence for punishment in communally nursing female house mice (Mus musculus domesticus)

@inproceedings{Ferrari2017NoEF,
  title={No evidence for punishment in communally nursing female house mice (Mus musculus domesticus)},
  author={Manuela Ferrari and Barbara K{\"o}nig},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
Punishment is claimed as an important mechanism to stabilise costly cooperation in humans, but its importance in social animals has been questioned recently due to both conceptual considerations and a lack of empirical evidence (only few published studies). We empirically tested whether there is evidence for punishment in communally nursing house mice (Mus musculus domesticus, direct descendants of "wild" animals). Communally breeding females pool their litters and raise all offspring together… CONTINUE READING
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