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Animal Behavior Journal Article

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Courtney Boyd Intro to Animal Behavior Dr. Miles Engell November 23, 2010 Animal Behavior Journal Article Ryan, M. J. (2010). Animal Behavior: The Family that Works Together Stays Together. Current Biology Volume 20 Issue 9 , R403-R404. The author Michael J. Ryan is a professor at the University of Texas in the department of Section of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences. The intended audience is college students, biologist, and animal behaviorist. This journal article is written at a college level. To understand the article, the reader should be familiar with several back ground material containing animal behavior such as what monogamy is and the Bateman Principle. The purpose of the article is to explain that biparental care from monogamous parents is more likely to evolve in tadpoles during environmentally harsh conditions rather than the tadpoles that receive male-only care in environmentally harsh conditions. The article’s general topic area is monogamous biparental care. In the article, Ryan explains that frogs deposit their eggs in foam nests either floating on top of the water, on leaves that hang over water, or in a wet leaf litter depending on the frog. These frog eggs are not protected once they are deposited in the
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