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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.

ancient copulation
2014-10-20 10:21:19

According to a new study in the journal Nature, a team of international researchers has found the earliest-known organism to reproduce by sexual intercourse, a small bony fish known as Microbrachius dicki.

2014-07-29 23:02:29

In a new study, researchers mated worms of different species and found that the females’ lifespans and number of offspring were drastically reduced compared with females mated with the same

2014-04-30 11:57:57

It's official (in the horned beetle world at least), females prefer courtship over competitiveness – and it doesn't matter about the size of your mandibles either.

Sexual Conflict Affects Females More Than Males, At Least For Beetles
2014-04-29 17:03:55

Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that sexual conflict over mating impacts the parental care behaviour and reproductive productivity of burying beetles.

2014-03-28 23:01:25

Times are changing and it's getting harder to find a date in public scenarios; many single people return to thoughts of finding love online.

Owl Monkeys Don't Cheat
2014-03-19 14:44:02

True monogamy is rare in the animal kingdom. Even in species that appear to "mate for life," genetic maternity and paternity tests have revealed that philandering often takes place.

Flies That Live With Their Brothers Are Gentler Lovers
2014-01-23 13:39:47

Flies living with their brothers cause less harm to females during courting than those living with unrelated flies, say Oxford University scientists.

Rare Insect Mating Fossil
2013-11-07 13:25:00

Researchers writing in the journal PLOS ONE say they have found the oldest fossil of insects caught in the act of mating.

Male Lizards Steer Clear Of Females With Similar Throat Bands
2013-11-07 06:11:53

A team of researchers from Penn State University recently examined the relationship between body-color patterning and mating behavior in the fence lizard, Sceloporus undulatus, which is found ranging across the Eastern US.


Latest Mating Reference Libraries

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...

41_25d27d40c165b27bad3563db51760b0c
2007-02-21 11:04:54

The Greek Tortoise, Testudo graeca, is one of four European member of the Testudinidae family of tortoises. The other members of the family are Herman's Tortoise, Marginated Tortoise, and Horsfield's Tortoise. There are six noticeable differences between males and females of the Greek Tortoise. Males have a longer tail that tapers to an even point. The anal cavity opening is farther from the base of the tail on the male. The male's underbelly is somewhat curved, while females have a flat...

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plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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