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Unconventional care: offspring abandonment and filial cannibalism can function as forms of parental care

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Parental care is a key life-history trait that increases offspring fitness. When one thinks of parental care, nurturing behaviors such as guarding, provisioning, and grooming typically come to mind. However, such conventional forms of care often co-occur with offspring abandonment or filial cannibalism (the consumption of one's offspring). Offspring abandonment and filial cannibalism are typically viewed as evolutionary conundrums that are contradictory to parental care. Here, we hypothesize ...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.3389/fevo.2019.00113

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
St Peters College
ORCID:
0000-0003-0250-0423
Publisher:
Frontiers Media Publisher's website
Journal:
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution Journal website
Volume:
7
Pages:
Article: 113
Publication date:
2019-04-17
Acceptance date:
2019-03-21
DOI:
EISSN:
2296-701X
Pubs id:
pubs:983663
URN:
uri:5a54c7a0-7dd7-4e80-b506-338d448a280c
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uuid:5a54c7a0-7dd7-4e80-b506-338d448a280c
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pubs:983663

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