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having more than one husband at a time

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In Nyinba Gaon, 23 of the 73 current marriages recorded were polyandrous (Luintel 1998).
For example, a polyandrous father and monogamous mother produced embryos with placenta up to six times the size of the placenta from the opposite mating, the group reports in the December 1998 NATURE GENETICS.
Although the polyandrous female was two years old, which could give her advantage for reproductive success (Korpimaki 1988b), she was at a substandard body mass during both nesting attempts (157 g during the first half of incubation period and 145 g during the first half of nestling period, respectively).
Marital Strategies in a Polyandrous Tibetan Community of Northwest Nepal.
All of the above experiments indicate that polyandrous females have a higher expected nutrient income as adults compared to females in monandrous species, and that females may seek male-donated nutrients as a way to supplement larval reserves.
Parental care and mating behaviour of polyandrous dunnocks Prunella modularis related to paternity by DNA fingerprinting.
The influence of mating systems on philopatry: a test with polyandrous Red-necked Phalaropes.
Since the last male to mate with a female usually fertilizes all further eggs laid (Gwynne 1984), males in polyandrous species might deliver large ejaculates in order to prevent or delay remating of females, thereby increasing the proportion of eggs fertilized by the male (Sugawara 1979; Svard 1988).
We included all bird species with data available on paternity, since variance in paternity may increase the intensity of sexual selection independent of whether the mating system is monogamous, polygynous, or polyandrous.
Sperm storage by females of the polyandrous noctuid moth Heliothis virescens.
In other studies, molecular methods have confirmed polyandrous mating; examples include the Dunnock (Burke et al.
As in previous studies (Crozier and Page 1985; Page 1986) species in which both single and multiple mating by queens had been documented were classified as polyandrous.
carolinus females are polyandrous like many, but not all, other Photinus species (Wing 1984, 1985; Lewis & Wang 1991; Lewis & Cratsley 2008).
Reductions in female receptivity following mating are associated with male factors transferred during copulation (Raabe 1986; Foster & Ayers 1996), and are temporary for polyandrous species, or permanent for monandrous species (Gadenne et al.
Breeding season time and energy budgets of the polyandrous spotted sandpiper.