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philopatry

the tendency of an animal to remain in its home area, or, in the case of a migrant, to return to it.
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Long-term interdisciplinary data have indicated that adult female lemon shark and blacktip shark are philopatric and, therefore, multiple cohorts of juveniles use localized nursery habitats (Feldheim et al.
The isolated distribution of eyeless southern stingray could be related with a philopatric behavior observed in elasmobranchs (Hueter et al.
Whether the females > males ratio is the result of female manipulation of the sex ratio of their offspring (Bond et al, 2003), sex-based variability in recruitment and survival (Bryja et al, 2005), population density and the nature of interaction between philopatric females (Lambin, 1994), or dominant males disallowing subordinate males to breed (Jannett, 1981) is less clear.
Four predictions were proposed: 1) Carollia has preferences for plants of the genus Piper, 2) Piper and other plants are eaten in similar proportions by other frugivores, 3) similarities in bat morphology are reflected in their diet preferences, and 4) Carollia populations are philopatric, in accordance with pipilongo availability.
When genes move farther than offspring: Gene flow by male gamete dispersal in the highly philopatric bat species Thyroptera tricolor.
Moreover, the same denning area can be inherited for several generations, given that female wolverines are to a large extent philopatric (Chapell et al.
As females are typically the more philopatric sex in waterfowl, analyzing a female-biased dataset allows for making inferences on female philopatry, whereas a male-biased sampling scheme may obscure any genetic signature of philopatry where males are the dispersing sex.
Conversely, species with highly philopatric larvae (those that are brooded) are more likely to show some degree of self-compatiblity (Carlon, 1999).
This study had three aims: to test whether patterns of scent marking among cubs (1) varied with month; (2) differed between males and females; (3) differed between individuals remaining philopatric or dispersing.
These recent colonizations represent ~5% of the increase in known breeding population and provide insight into the ability of these highly philopatric seabirds to colonize new breeding territories.
Researchers have long thought that emperor penguins were philopatric, which means they would return to the same location to nest each year.
Male vireos are highly philopatric, and it would be expected, according to the local-resource-competition model, that sex ratio would be female-biased.