Insufficient data render comparative analyses of the evolution of cooperative breeding mere speculation: A reply to Dey et al.

Michael Taborsky, Stephan Koblmüller, Kristina M. Sefc, Matthew McGee, Masanori Kohda, Satoshi Awata, Michio Hori, Joachim G. Frommen

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Dey et al. (2019) claim to have “demonstrated that transitions to cooperative breeding in Lamprologine cichlids were not related to a species’ social mating system” in their previous study of these fishes (Dey et al., 2017). They assert that our challenge of this conclusion (Tanaka et al., 2018) was unjustified. By focussing on the most important points of their critique, we here explain why this allegation is unfounded.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

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