Monogamy: Mating Strategies and Partnerships in Birds, Humans and Other Mammals

Monogamy: Mating Strategies and Partnerships in Birds, Humans and Other Mammals

by Ulrich H. Reichard
     
 

Explores the biological roots of social, sexual and reproductive monogamy in birds, mammals and humans.See more details below

Overview

Explores the biological roots of social, sexual and reproductive monogamy in birds, mammals and humans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521525770
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
Ch. 1Monogamy: past and present3
Ch. 2The evolution of monogamy: mating relationships, parental care and sexual selection29
Ch. 3Mate guarding and the evolution of social monogamy in mammals42
Ch. 4The evolution of social monogamy in primates59
Ch. 5The evolution of social and reproductive monogamy in Peromyscus: evidence from Peromyscus californicus (the California mouse)81
Ch. 6Social functions of copulation in the socially monogamous razorbill (Alca torda)95
Ch. 7Social and reproductive monogamy in rodents: the case of the Malagasy giant jumping rat (Hypogeomys antimena)109
Ch. 8Social polyandry and promiscuous mating in a primate-like carnivore: the kinkajou (Potos flavus)125
Ch. 9Monogamy correlates, socioecological factors, and mating systems in beavers138
Ch. 10Social monogamy and social polygyny in a solitary ungulate, the Japanese serow (Capricornis crispus)147
Ch. 11Ecological and social complexities in human monogamy161
Ch. 12Social monogamy in a human society: marriage and reproductive success among the Dogon177
Ch. 13Social monogamy in gibbons: the male perspective190
Ch. 14Pair living and mating strategies in the fat-tailed dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus medius)214
Ch. 15Social monogamy and its variations in callitrichids: do these relate to the costs of infant care?232
Ch. 16Monogamy in New World primates: what can patterns of olfactory communication tell us?248
Index262

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