Two models for the evolution of polygyny

  title={Two models for the evolution of polygyny},
  author={Stuart A. Altmann and Stephen Wagner and Sarah Lenington},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
Two models of conditions for the evolution of polygyny are treated axiomatically. Both models assume a social system based on female mate choice in situations in which a female is better off if she mates polygynously with an already mated male on a superior territory than if she selects a bachelor on an inferior territory. One model, the competitive female choice model, assumes that the females of a harem compete for the limited resources of the harem and thus that their fitness decreases as co… CONTINUE READING