The role of survival for the evolution of female philopatry in a solitary forager, the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus).

@article{Lutermann2006TheRO,
  title={The role of survival for the evolution of female philopatry in a solitary forager, the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus).},
  author={Heike Lutermann and Barthel Schmelting and Ute Radespiel and Petra Ehresmann and Elke Zimmermann},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={273 1600},
  pages={
          2527-33
        }
}
It is widely accepted that natal philopatry is a prerequisite for the evolution of sociality. The life-history hypothesis maintains that longevity of adults results in extended territory tenure and thus limits breeding vacancies for offspring, which makes natal philopatry more likely. Here, we tested the importance of longevity for natal philopatry in females of a basal primate, the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus). This species is regarded as being solitary due to its foraging habits but… CONTINUE READING

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