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Polyandrous Species

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Are they any polyandrous species that live in groups/have some form of hierarchy?
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>>2327306
I don't know of any animals that live in stable polyandry, but chimpanzees are unfaithful slots that breed with every male in the troop.
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>>2327306
polyandry is not a great strategy unless a female had an insanely short gestation period and even then polygyny would make more sense because one male can knock up a bunch of females whereas a female can only get knocked up by as many males as there are eggs she releases in a single cycle, and even that would result in intrasexual competition among the males (like knotting in dogs to prevent other dude dogs from getting their genes in the litter)

so in short...polyandry is a rare sight in the animal kingdom and the result is fierce competition, and hierarchies imply some level of cohesion or cooperation...sounds impossible from where i'm standing for what you are describing to exist
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>>2327947
>>2327928
Bees do not count?
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>>2327947

>polyandry is a rare sight in the animal kingdom

Polyandry in the strict sense of many males mating with one female to the exclusion of other females is pretty rare, but polyandry in the sense of one female mating with many males is not rare at all.
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>>2328008
i was thinking of things like meerkats, which limits lower females from reproducing and recruits them instead to aiding in rearing the dominant females offspring.
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>>2327306
Define "hierarchy". Imperial zebras and right whales aren't totally solitary but they're very antisocial if compared to plains zebras or dolphins.
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>>2327306

Spiders, Kangaroos, other types of australian.

>>2328026

Nake Mole Rats are full on eusocial, so are polyandrous like ants or bees or the japanese.
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>>2328005
queen bees actually mate with very few males and the males are all competing to breed with her. but they do have a stable hierarchy so great job i hadn't considered them
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