A type of polygamous mating system in which one female monopolizes the reproductive efforts of several males.
A single breeding female and multiple males.
one female has several mates - males help with offspring - marmosets and tamarins
pol-ee-AN-dree A mating system in which one female mates with several males. 830
A mating system. A female has several male mates in this breeding system. Females have greater reproductive variance than males'. Polyandry is uncommon. No primate species is purely polyandrous. Some mating relationships in tamarins are polyandrous but most are monogamous. Mates provide extensive paternal care in polyandrous relationships.
(Primatology) A mating system where one reproductive females mates with multiple males.
one female mates with more than one male
In social anthropology and sociobiology, polyandry (Greek: poly- multi-, andres men) means a female forming a stable sexual union with more than one male.