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Got rhythm? Male rock hyraxes that keep the beat have breeding success

Two rock hyrax 'kiss' while sitting on a grey rock

Two rock hyraxes ‘kiss’. Males with a rhythmic courtship song father more offspring that reach their first birthday. Credit: Lilly/imageBROKER/Shutterstock

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Nature 609, 878 (2022)


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  • Correction 21 September 2022: An earlier version of this article included a picture of animals that could not be definitively identified as rock hyraxes.


  1. Demartsev, V., Haddas-Sasson, M., Ilany, A., Koren, L. & Geffen, E. J. Anim. Ecol. (2022).

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