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Prairie Dog Polygamy Pros And Cons
2013-12-05 09:09:09

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.

Study Shows Impact Of Polyandry On Reproductive Success In Fire Salamanders
2013-12-02 16:11:27

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.

2013-08-19 23:17:58

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.

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2010-02-25 13:48:42

Promiscuous females may be the key to a species' survival, according to new research by the Universities of Exeter and Liverpool.

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2008-04-23 10:43:05

Variety is the spice of life: too many males, too little time...

2008-01-21 09:23:24

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.


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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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Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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