Noun(1) polygamy in which a man has more than one wife at a time
(1) Second, not all males pair strictly with one female in monogamous species, and low levels of polygyny or males that remain unmated in the population will also increase the variance in male reproductive success.(2) Their breeding system is characterized as harem polygyny : one male mates with multiple females.(3) In the absence of inbreeding, the most extreme value of coancestry is achieved by male polygyny together with female philopatry.(4) As male territoriality is consistent with female defense polygyny , territorial males should be more likely to sire the entire litter of territorial dams sharing his territory.(5) The system of polygyny (multiple wives) guaranteed that all people married.(6) The female-biased sex ratio was associated with a higher level of polygyny and higher male mating and reproductive success in the secondary forest.(7) The Malinke practice polygyny (multiple wives), and Islam permits men to take up to four wives.(8) Although most Hmong men had one wife, polygyny , or marriage with several women, was an accepted practice.(9) For instance, in the practice of polygyny , each wife is typically allotted her own house, most often within the same compound as the other wives but sometimes elsewhere.(10) Although Muslim law allows polygyny (multiple wives), economic realities mean most Brahui marriages are monogamous.(11) They also suggest that individuals are mildly polygynous , having evolved in a system in which one man maintains a harem.(12) We studied sexual selection in the red bishop, a sexually dimorphic and polygynous weaverbird from Southern Africa.(13) The dispersal of the juveniles differs from that of most other promiscuous or polygynous mammals, being female-biased with a fraction of males remaining philopatric.(14) I suspect that few American women, for instance, would be that inclined to enter into polygynous (one man, many women) marriages.(15) It follows that parents who leave wealth to sons in polygynous societies will have, on average, more grandchildren than would parents who left wealth equally to daughters and sons.
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