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Individual contributions to babysitting in a cooperative mongoose, Suricata suricatta.

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Evolutionary explanations of cooperative breeding based on kin selection have predicted that the individual contributions made by different helpers to rearing young should be correlated with their degree of kinship to the litter or brood they are raising. In the cooperative mongoose or meerkat, Suricata suricatta, helpers babysit pups at the natal burrow for the first month of pup life and frequent babysitters suffer substantial weight losses over the period of babysitting. Large differences ...

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10.1098/rspb.2000.1000

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
267
Issue:
1440
Pages:
301-305
Publication date:
2000-02-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:053b6d78-37e7-4604-9917-98a6f2138114
Source identifiers:
249350
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pubs:249350
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English
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