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Mammal Infanticide
2014-11-15 05:38:16

Males in many species compete to mate with an adult female, and when they finally gain access to her, will kill off the offspring of other males she has mated with in order to make her more receptive to his advances.

2014-06-03 23:05:20

Researchers find that lawmakers rely on flawed racial assumptions to further abortion restrictions. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The International

Mongooses Synchronize Births To Escape Infanticide
2013-12-24 07:28:41

Some mammals may have evolved to synchronize births as a way of evading the threat of infanticide, according to a study led by the University of Exeter.

2013-10-08 09:46:13

Subordinate female meerkats who try to breed often lose their offspring to infanticide by the dominant female or are evicted from the group.

Monogamy Evolved As A Mating Strategy
2013-07-30 05:38:41

The evolution of monogamy among male mammals appears to have been triggered by the threat of infants being killed by unrelated males, researchers reported on Monday in the journal PNAS.

2012-12-05 14:43:10

Rates of reported neonaticide have more than halved following the implementation of a unique 'anonymous delivery' law in Austria.

The Good Old Boys (Primates’) Club
2012-07-12 12:22:12

If you’re a male and dad is not the head honcho, other men in your city are more likely to take you under their wing than your female siblings, lavishing attention on you and showing you how it’s done.

2012-07-11 06:06:35

If you're a male born to a father who's a strong and enduring community leader, you're far more likely than your less fortunate peers to become a leader yourself, due to the wide range of social advantages accruing from your dad's position.

2012-04-16 22:21:08

Mothers born in India but living in Canada are significantly more likely to have male babies for their second and third births compared with women in Canada.


Latest Infanticide Reference Libraries

Gray Langurs
2014-04-10 16:46:11

Gray langurs, also known as Hanuman langurs, are members of the Semnopithecus genus, which contains seven species of Old World monkeys. Members of this genus can be found in a large range on the Indian subcontinent, preferring to reside in forested areas or semi-wooded areas at low or moderate elevations, although some species can be found as high as 13,000 feet above sea level. Until 2001, Semnopithecus entellus was the only species classified within this genus. When it was separated into...

Stegodyphus lineatus
2014-04-07 14:12:35

Stegodyphus lineatus is the only European species belonging to the spider genus Stegodyphus. The males of this species are up to 12 millimeters long, while the females are up to 15 millimeters long. The coloration can range from whitish to almost black. In the majority of individuals, the opisthosoma is whitish with two broad black longitudinal stripes. The males and females look similar, but the male is usually richer in contrast and has a bulbous forehead. The species name is in...

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