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Kin selection is a driving force in the evolution of mammalian social complexity. Recognition of paternal kin using vocalizations occurs in taxa with cohesive, complex social groups. This is

Background
Kin selection is a driving force in the evolution of mammalian social complexity. Recognition of paternal kin using vocalizations occurs in taxa with cohesive, complex social groups. This is the first investigation of paternal kin recognition via vocalizations in a small-brained, solitary foraging mammal, the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus), a frequent model for ancestral primates. We analyzed the high frequency/ultrasonic male advertisement (courtship) call and alarm call.
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    • 2012-11-30
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1186/1472-6785-12-26
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    Kessler, S. E., Scheumann, M., Nash, L. T., & Zimmermann, E. (2012). Paternal kin recognition in the high frequency / ultrasonic range in a solitary foraging mammal. BMC Ecology, 12(1), 26. doi:10.1186/1472-6785-12-26

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