Latest Polyandry Stories
While polygamy can increase the risk of exposure to diseases, the likelihood that female prairie dogs will give birth to more offspring often makes mating with more than one male worth the risk.
Researchers at Bielefeld University and the Technische Universität Braunschweig are the first to confirm the benefit of multiple paternities for a vertebrate under completely natural conditions.
An article in the current issue of the Journal of Mammalogy provides insights into the reasons female prairie dogs copulate with several males, also known as polyandry.
Promiscuous females may be the key to a species' survival, according to new research by the Universities of Exeter and Liverpool.
Variety is the spice of life: too many males, too little time...
Honeybee queens have sex with harems of males apparently to give birth to much better dancers, research now reveals. The better honeybees dance, the better they are at hustling for chow, scientists added. Taking lots of male consorts is a dicey proposition for bee queens.
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...
- A small wooded valley; a dell.
- The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
- The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.