Reproductive control via eviction (but not the threat of eviction) in banded mongooses

Abstract

Considerable research has focused on understanding variation in reproductive skew in cooperative animal societies, but the pace of theoretical development has far outstripped empirical testing of the models. One major class of model suggests that dominant individuals can use the threat of eviction to deter subordinate reproduction (the 'restraint' model… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2009.2097

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