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Mate Guarding and Gallivanting by Male Hoary Marmots (Marmota caligata)
David P. Barash
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Vol. 9, No. 3 (1981), pp. 187-193
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4599431
Page Count: 7
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Seven years data on the vernal behavior of hoary marmots, Marmota caligata, suggest that males engage in a two-part reproductive strategy, which consists of guarding their mates against possible copulation with additional males, and also gallivanting - wandering about in search of additional reproductive opportunities for themselves. Data are presented which support seven predictions derived from the assumption that mate guarding and gallivanting are parts of a reproductive strategy by male marmots.
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