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dc.contributor.authorLukas, Dieter
dc.contributor.authorClutton-Brock, Timothy
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-08T14:28:45Z
dc.date.available2017-03-08T14:28:45Z
dc.date.issued2017-01-18
dc.identifier.issn2054-5703
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/262939
dc.description.abstractCooperative breeding systems, in which non-breeding individuals provide care for the offspring of dominant group members, occur in less than 1% of mammals and are associated with social monogamy and the production of multiple offspring per birth (polytocy). Here, we show that the distribution of alloparental care by non-breeding subordinates is associated with habitats where annual rainfall is low. A possible reason for this association is that the females of species found in arid environments are usually polytocous and this may have facilitated the evolution of alloparental care.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project was funded by the European Research Commission (grant no. 294494-THCB2011).
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherRoyal Society Publishing
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectcooperative breeding
dc.subjectrainfall
dc.subjectsociality
dc.subjectphylogenetic comparison
dc.titleClimate and the distribution of cooperative breeding in mammals
dc.typeArticle
prism.number160897
prism.publicationDate2017
prism.publicationNameRoyal Society Open Science
prism.volume4
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.8231
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-12-12
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1098/rsos.160897
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-01-18
dc.contributor.orcidLukas, Dieter [0000-0002-7141-3545]
dc.contributor.orcidClutton-Brock, Timothy [0000-0001-8110-8969]
dc.identifier.eissn2054-5703
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Research Council (294494)
cam.issuedOnline2017-01-18


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