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tags: evolution, evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, animal behavior, molecular ecology, parental care, mating systems, monogamy, sexual selection, frogs, poison dart frogs, Dendrobatidae, Ranitomeya, researchblogging.org,peer-reviewed research, peer-reviewed paper, journal club Peruvian mimic poison frog, Ranitomeya imitator. Image: Jason Brown [larger view] To know the breeding system is to know the genetic architecture of a species. To…

Dinosaurs: A Bunch of Mister Moms

tags: evolution, behavioral ecology, parental care, egg incubation, dinosaurs, birds The Oviraptorid dinosaur, Citipati osmolskae, on a nest of eggs that was unearthed in the Gobi desert of Mongolia by the American Museum of Natural History. Image: Mick Ellison, American Museum of Natural History. Oviraptors (“egg seizer”) were given their name because their fossil remains…

tags: caecilian, amphibian, parental care, flesh-eating amphibians, behavior, evolution, streaming video The Purple Caecilian, Gymnopis multiplicata, is native to Costa Rica, South America. Image: WildHerps.com What is that peculiar creature in the above image? Did you guess that it is a worm? Many people do, never realizing that there are strange subterranean vertebrates that resemble…