Variation in reproductive traits of members of the genus Canis with special attention to the domestic dog (Canis familiaris)

@article{Lord2013VariationIR,
  title={Variation in reproductive traits of members of the genus Canis with special attention to the domestic dog (Canis familiaris)},
  author={K. Lord and M. Feinstein and Bradley P. Smith and R. Coppinger},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  year={2013},
  volume={92},
  pages={131-142}
}
We compare differences in the reproductive strategies of "free-living" dogs with their wild relatives in the genus Canis, of which the dog is a very recently evolved member. The members of this genus display a greater range of parental motor patterns than generally seen in other species of Carnivora, including pair-bonding and extended parental care; parents regurgitate to offspring and provision them with food for months to as long as a year. But the domestic dog does not routinely display… Expand
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