Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Female Defense Polygyny

Situation in which a male has competed for, and won, females; this male attempts to keep his group separated from other males of the social group. For example, a male gorilla acquires a small group of females with whom he will mate, but must be on guard against the band’s other males.

See mate guarding.

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