Potential fitness benefits of group living in the red fox,Vulpes vulpes

  title={Potential fitness benefits of group living in the red fox,Vulpes vulpes},
  author={P. J. Baker and C. P. J. Robertson and Stephan M. Funk and S. Harris},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • P. J. Baker, C. P. J. Robertson, +1 author S. Harris
  • Published 1998
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Animal Behaviour
  • For species such as the red fox, spatio-temporal variation in resource availability may promote group living even when the benefits of group formation are not of significant magnitude to promote territorial expansion and delayed dispersal. In this paper we use data from an urban fox population to compare the relative benefits of dispersal and natal philopatry as routes to attaining dominant status and investigate the potential benefits of territory inheritance, alloparental care and… CONTINUE READING
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