Data from: No apparent benefits of allonursing for recipient offspring and mothers in the cooperatively breeding meerkat

MacLeod KJ, McGhee KE, Clutton-Brock TH

Date Published: February 12, 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.h6763

 

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Title benefits of allonursing in meerkats
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Description Data extracted from a long-term dataset collected in the field over ~20 years. Dataset created using Microsoft Excel. Data described in column headings; pertains to the potential benefits the presence of allonurses might have on maternal condition, lactation duration, interbirth interval, offspring survival, and weight at emergence from the natal burrow.
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MacLeod KJ, McGhee KE, Clutton-Brock TH (2015) No apparent benefits of allonursing for recipient offspring and mothers in the cooperatively breeding meerkat. Journal of Animal Ecology 84(4): 1050-1058. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12343

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MacLeod KJ, McGhee KE, Clutton-Brock TH (2015) Data from: No apparent benefits of allonursing for recipient offspring and mothers in the cooperatively breeding meerkat. Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.h6763
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