Amphisexual care in Acutisoma proximum (Arachnida, Opiliones), a neotropical harvestman with exclusive maternal care
- 111 Downloads
We provide observational and experimental evidence that territorial males of the maternal harvestman Acutisoma proximum temporarily care for clutches that are left unattended by females from their harems. The evolution of paternal care in harvestmen from a territory-based polygynous mating system is discussed.
Keywords:Evolution Gonyleptidae male territoriality paternal care polygyny
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.