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Female American mink, Mustela vison, mate multiply in a free-choice environment

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Like most solitary carnivores, the home ranges of male American mink overlap with those of several females, but each female typically shares its range with only a single male. Nevertheless, female mink produce multiply sired litters. Unusually among mammals, the physiological characteristics of female American mink make them highly suited to multiple paternity, suggesting that polyandry in the species may result from female behaviour rather than from coercion by males. In a free-choice experi...

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Macdonald, DW More by this author
Pedersen, V More by this author
Johnson, PJ More by this author
Journal:
ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
Volume:
67
Issue:
5
Pages:
975-984
Publication date:
2004-05-05
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ISSN:
0003-3472
URN:
uuid:9ca6e3e0-8933-4f05-9dd5-c5fcaad4cbb3
Source identifiers:
210890
Local pid:
pubs:210890
Language:
English

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