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Infanticide in primates but social isolation in mammals led to monogamy

Among primates, including perhaps humans, monogamy evolved because it protected infants from being killed by rival males. But for mammals in general Social monogamy may have evolved where breeding females were intolerant of each other and female density was low as a mating strategy where males were unable to defend access to multiple females. Continue reading

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