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Social Monogamy in Mammals

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Social Monogamy in Mammals Wikipedia.com Wikipedia.com www. Social Monogamy in Mammalian Spices. com Monogamy and Cooperative Breeding -Monogamy- -Monogamous Pairing in Animals- By; Justyna Faledysz ;) By Justyna Faledysz Contents 1) Monogamy in Mammals
a) Facultative
b) Obligate
2) Group Living
3) Evolution of Monogamy
a) Proximate Causes
i) Female Distribution
b) Ultimate Causes
i) Bi-Parental Care
ii) Hormones
iii) Infanticide threat in larger mammals
4) Evolutionary Consequences
a) Sexual Dimorphism
5) Monogamy and Cooperative Breeding Monogamous Pairing general relationship between an adult male and an adult female for the purpose of reproduction

common in birds, but there are examples of this occurrence in reptiles, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, and mammals Monogamy in Mammals a long term living arrangement between an adult male and female
living conditions and patterns only
sharing the same territory, obtaining food resources, or parental tasks
~3-5% of all mammalian species are socially monogamous
lifelong monogamy is very rare
prairie vole
majority of monogamous mammals practice sequential social monogamy
short-term monogamy which involves partnership termination while one’s partner is still alive
lasts for at least one breeding season
occurs in groups where female range is relatively small Living in Groups Many Advantages:
•Susceptibility to predation
alarm calls in response to a possible invasion by a predator
dwarf mongoose
•Food acquisition
easier to hunt in a group
•Localization of resources
localization of an adequate lodge area is more beneficial in a group setting
beavers Facultative Monogamy (Type I) male is not fully tied down to one female
other opportunities not available
lack of paternal care
adult pairs rarely spend time as a ‘family’
occupy low densities over a large area of land
Elephant shrews
Grey duikers
Pacaranas Obligate Monogamy (Type II) family-oriented species
females cannot rear their young without the help of their partners
Key factors:
high paternal investment
delayed sexual maturation
juveniles contributing greatly to the rearing of their siblings indris african dormice hutias a) Female Distribution (Proximate) b) Bi-parental care (Ultimate) e) Sexual Dimorphism as a Revolutionary Consequence d) Infanticide (Ultimate) c) Hormones (Ultimate) one of the best predictors of the evolution of monogamy
low female availability or high female dispersal males unable to monopolize more than one mate over a period of time japanese serow elephant shrews kirk’s dik-dik extensively studied in the California mouse
strictly monogamous mates pair for a long period of time
low extra-pair paternity
if female removed, male the only source of survival
females don't succeed raising their offspring-- too costly! Key Factors •Intrinsic Ability to Aid Offspring:
the male’s ability to exhibit parental care.
closer association between the male and his offspring in small groups composed of related individuals.
•High Costs to Polygyny:
males could evolve to care about their offspring in cases where females were too dispersed
individuals stay within their known territories (too costly)
•Paternity Certainty:
in some species, males are able to identify their own offspring
paternity certainty could be a factor deciding about biparental care. dwarf lemurs dungarian hamsters dasyproctids phenotypic differences between a male and a female of the same species
body size
males smaller than females
mates don't compete to the same extent as polygynous sexual dimorphism induced in long-term pair bonding killing of the offspring by adult individuals
adaptive strategy to enhance reproductive success of a species
common in groups where male ratio to female and male tenure are low
male nutritional gain and mating partners
female's benefit gaining access to food resources or shelter
frequency of infanticide often occurs with the presence of a new/ unrelated male in a given territory
rates of infanticide are very low in monogamous groups of larger mammals
males care for his offspring and their mother by protecting them from predators gibbons vasopressin and oxytocin
induces male Prairie Voles to mate with one female and stay by her side to protect her difference in the distribution of protein receptors in the brains of monogamous vs. polygamous Voles
polygamous Voles have less receptors, they remain timid at all times
aggressive behavior in typically timid monogamous male Vole towards other strange males Voles injected with substance that blocked either vasopressin or oxytocin

Vole males that were injected with oxytocin blocker remained with their usual, aggressive, after-sex behavior

ones that were injected with vasopressin blocker remained timid and displayed behavior similar to polygamous Voles vasopressin is responsible for the aggressive behavior in male Prairie Voles
vasopressin is also responsible for forming attachment between the male and a female of his choice Evolution social system where individuals take care of offspring other than their own
provisioning for food
protection from predators
certain species care for their young in assistance of non-breeding helpers
non-breeding helpers’ benefit to maximize their fitness by assisting in the rearing of the young Mongooses Porcupines New World Monkeys References:

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