Biased escorts: offspring sex, not relatedness explains alloparental care patterns in a cooperative breeder

Emma I. K. Vitikainen, Harry H. Marshall, Faye J. Thompson, Jenni L. Sanderson, Matthew B. V. Bell, Jason S. Gilchrist, Sarah J. Hodge, Hazel J. Nichols, Michael A. Cant

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© 2017 The Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Original languageEnglish
Article number20162384
JournalPROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Volume284
Issue number1854
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2017

Keywords

  • cooperative breeding
  • nepotism
  • helping
  • altruism
  • sex-biased care
  • alloparental care

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