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By Nancy G. Solomon, Jeffrey A. French

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Cooperative breeding refers to a social process within which members except the oldsters supply take care of the offspring. because members hold up breeding and put money into the offspring of others, cooperative breeding poses a problem to a Darwinian clarification of the evolution of social habit. The individuals to this booklet discover the evolutionary, ecological, behavioral, and physiological foundation of cooperative breeding in mammals. The ebook incorporates a selection of chapters by way of the prime researchers within the box, and it's the first publication committed solely to the examine of mammalian cooperative breeding.

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For callitrichids, the following potential benefits derived from alloparenting have been proposed: 1. Improvement in infant care skill. Subsequent reproduction may be improved through experience gained through alloparenting. 2. Inheritance of a breeding slot. Alloparents may stay in the group and inherit a breeding position. This benefit can explain alloparental behavior only if such behavior increases the likelihood of inheriting a breeding position. 3. , infant carrying as courtship). This benefit would be limited to potential breeding males.

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