Paternal Behavior in Rodents

@article{Dewsbury1985PaternalBI,
  title={Paternal Behavior in Rodents},
  author={Donald A. Dewsbury},
  journal={Integrative and Comparative Biology},
  year={1985},
  volume={25},
  pages={841-852}
}
  • D. Dewsbury
  • Published 1 August 1985
  • Biology
  • Integrative and Comparative Biology
Synopsis. The literature on paternal behavior in rodents includes reports of many species; however, paternal behavior appears more prevalent among muroid and hystricomorph rodents than in the sciurids. Many reports of paternal behavior are based on small numbers of animals observed under special conditions. Where systematic studies have been conducted, the most salient feature of rodent paternal behavior is its lability. The occurrence varies with observer constraints, genotype, experience… 

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