The Evolution of Mammalian Sociality in an Ecological Perspective

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This brief discusses factors associated with group formation, group maintenance, group population structure, and other events and processes (e.g., physiology, behavior) related to mammalian social evolution. Within- and between-lineages, features of prehistoric and extant social mammals, patterns and linkages are discussed as components of a possible social "tool-kit". "Top-down" (predators to nutrients), as well as "bottom-up" (nutrients to predators) effects are assessed. The present synthesis also emphasizes outcomes ...

The Evolution of Mammalian Sociality in an Ecological Perspective 2014, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham

ISBN-13: 9783319039305

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