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    • A case of allosuckling in wild guanacos (Lama guanicoe) 

      Zapata, Beatriz; Gaete, Gabriela; Correa, Loreto A.; González, Benito A.; Ebensperger, Luis A. (2009)
      Although allosuckling, the lactation of non-filial offspring, can be a costly behavior, it has been reported in several species across a wide range of mammalian orders. Monotocous species such as ungulates exhibit this ...
    • Allosuckling allows growing offspring to compensate for insufficient maternal milk in farmed guanacos (Lama guanicoe) 

      Zapata, Beatriz; Correa, Loreto; Soto Gamboa, Mauricio; Latorre, Etel; González, Benito; Ebensperger, Luis A. (ELSEVIER, 2010)
      While allonursing, the provision of milk to non-offspring by females, involves a potential cost to their own offspring, allosuckling, the suckling from females other than their own mothermay allow offspring to compensate ...
    • Sociality, exotic ectoparasites, and fitness in the plural breeding rodent Octodon degus 

      Burger, Joseph R.; Chesh, Adrian S.; Muñoz, Pamela; Fredes Martínez, Fernando; Ebensperger, Luis A.; Hayes, Loren D. (Springer, 2012)
      Social animals are susceptible to high infection levels by contact-transmitted parasites due to increased conspecific interaction. Exotic parasites are known to have adverse consequences on native hosts. We examined ...