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mo·nog·a·my

(mŏ-nog'ă-mē),
The marriage or mating system in which each partner has but one mate.
[mono- + G. gamos, marriage]

monogamy

(mə-nŏg′ə-mē)
n.
1. The practice or condition of having a single sexual partner during a period of time.
2.
a. The practice or condition of being married to only one person at a time.
b. The practice of marrying only once in a lifetime.
3. Zoology The condition of having only one mate during a breeding season or during the breeding life of a pair.

mo·nog′a·mist n.
mo·nog′a·mous adj.
mo·nog′a·mous·ly adv.

monogamy

[mənog′əmē]
1 the practice of having one long-term sexual partner.
2 (in biology) the habit of pairing with only one mate.

monogamy

(1) A  mating system in which one female and one male bond only with each other.
(2) The state of having one partner or mate.

monogamy

The state of having one spouse or mate

mo·nog·a·my

(mŏn-og'ă-mē)
The marriage or mating system in which each partner has but one mate.
[mono- + G. gamos, marriage]

monogamy

a state where a single male pairs with a single female in a partnership that may last for several seasons or life. Monogamy is common in birds such as swans, but rare in mammals.
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The polygyny threshold model states that if the reduction in reproductive success of a female breeding monogamously on a low quality territory exceeds the benefit of paternal care, females are expected to settle with polygynous males on high quality territories (Verner 1964, Verner and Willson 1966, Orians 1969).
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It is entirely Lama, composed of ethnic Tibetan Buddhists, who speak Tibetan as their first language, follow the traditions of the Nyingmapa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, and practice polyandry (about 35% of marriages are polyandrous in 1996, and 42% of the monogamous marriages used to be polyandrous before brothers split up and remarried monogamously, see Haddix McKay, this volume).
If mate guarding has evolved because it increases paternity, then EPFs and mate guarding are predicted to be negatively correlated, and polygynously mated males are predicted to suffer more EPFs than monogamously mated males.
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