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Papers on the social lives of spiders, corvids (Corvidae) and hyenas (Hyaenidae) are presented. Reviews on the following topics are included: evolution of cooperative behaviour in animals; sexual selection and social evolution, and their implications for the mating system characteristics of the...

Author(s)
Frank, S. A.
Publisher
Cell Press, Cambridge, USA
Citation
Current Biology, 2007, 17, 16, pp R648-R732
Abstract

Social vertebrates display faster chromosomal evolution, faster species turnover and higher levels of allelic heterozygosity than nonsocial vertebrates. At least some species also display substantially more genetic differentiation among geographically spaced social groups. The explanation for this...

Author(s)
Wilson, E. O.
Citation
Oikos, 1992, 63, 1, pp 13-18
Abstract

In order to understand the conditions favouring the evolution of the non-reproductive caste in social insects, it is necessary to know the life cycle of the non-social ancestors and to specify how the step crossing the boundary to eusociality or semisociality may have taken place. Three major...

Author(s)
Pamilo, P.
Citation
Journal of Theoretical Biology, 1991, 149, 1, pp 75-95
Abstract

An ethological comparison between man and social insects (Formicidae and Apidae) was carried out and behaviour similarities are discussed, including clan formation and labour division; war, slavery and death; language; habitat; use of science; and capacity to survive in any medium.

Author(s)
Fernandéz, L.
Citation
Zapateri, 1991, 1, 1, pp 4-7

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