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Sexual selection favors traits that increase mating and, thus, reproductive success. Some scholars have suggested that intrasexual selection driven by contest competition has shaped human male aggression. If this is the case, one testable hypothesis is that beliefs...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3331v1
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The Antony John Sutcliffe Collection is a unique taphonomic reference collection held within the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum (NHM). Sutcliffe was the Curator of Fossil Mammal at the NHM from 1957 to 1987, during which time he collected...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3280v1
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Increasing empirical research shows a deep connection between timing processes and neural processing of social information. An integrative theoretical framework for prospective studies in humans was recently proposed, linking timing to sociality. A similar framework...

["Animal Behavior","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Zoology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3275v1
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Social learning provides an effective route to gaining up-to-date information, particularly when information is costly to obtain asocially. Theoretical work predicts that the willingness to switch between using asocial and social sources of information will vary...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3212v1
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A comparative analysis of the kinematic parameters of a goat on different slopes was conducted to study the kinematic parameters of goats on different slopes with walking mechanics. The uphill walking processes on different slopes (0°, 5°, 10°, 15°, 20°, 25° and...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3213v1
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Landscapes of Fear (LOF), the spatially explicit distribution of perceived predation risk as seen by a population, is increasingly cited in ecological literature and has become a frequently used “buzz-word”. With the increase in popularity, it became necessary...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2840v4
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Adult vocalizations can develop following three alternative modes; by retention of juvenile vocalizations, through the modification of juvenile precursors or by a de novo appearance in adults. Vocalizations that develop from juvenile precursors may develop following...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3055v1
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Motion detection and position tracking of animal behavior over a period of time produce massive amount of information, but analysis and interpretation of such huge datasets are challenging. Here we describe statistical methods to extract major movement structures...

["Animal Behavior","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2908v2
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The sika deer (Cervus nippon yesoensis) population in the Ramsar-listed Kushiro Wetland has increased in recent years, and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan has decided to take measures to reduce the impact these sika deer are having on the ecosystem. However,...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3048v1
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Infrared thermal imaging has emerged as a valuable tool in veterinary medicine, in particular in evaluating reproductive processes. Here, we explored differences in skin temperature of cycling and pregnant wild chimpanzee females in Budongo Forest, Uganda. Based...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3041v1
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The polyphagous shot hole borer and Kuroshio shot hole borer, two members of the Euwallacea fornicatus species complex (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), are invasive ambrosia beetles that harbor distinct species of Fusarium fungal symbionts. Together with...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3032v1
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The desert bighorn sheep is adapted to the extreme conditions of arid ecosystems. The amount and distribution of watering holes is an essential component of the habitat of this species. With information provided by people in Sierra Santa Isabel a database of potential...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2999v1
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Geographic variation in external morphology is thought to reflect an interplay between genotype and the environment. Morphological variation has been well-described for a number of cetacean species, including the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). In this...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2827v4
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Background. Morphological descriptions comparing Leposternon microcephalum and L. scutigerum are known. However, these taxa lack of a formal quantitative morphological characterization and comparison between their morphometric patterns. Studies suggest that morphology...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2972v1
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Ravignani et al. (2013) habituated squirrel monkeys to sound sequences conforming to an ABnB grammar, then tested them for the ability to identify novel grammatical sequences as well as non-grammatical ones. Although they conclude that the monkeys "consistently...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2963v1
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