cichlids: Cichlid traits and the evolution of cooperative breeding.

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A data set with binary traits, used in an analysis on the evolution of cooperative breeding by Dey et al 2017. Variable names are shortened for easy of use and consist of cooperative breeding (C), mating system (M), parental care (P), social grouping (G) and diet (D). All traits are coded as two level factors.




An object of class data.frame with 69 rows and 5 columns.


Dey, C.J., O'Connor, C.M., Wilkinson, H., Shultz, S., Balshine, S. & Fitzpatrick, J.L. 2017. Direct benefits and evolutionary transitions to complex societies. Nat Ecol Evol 1: 137.

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