antipredator

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antipredator

(ˌæntɪˈprɛdətə)
adj
(Animals) discouraging or protecting against predators
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Recently, death-feigning was empirically determined to be an antipredator adaptation in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) (Miyatake et al.
We propose that phenology of births (time of year) is determined by food supply, whereas birth synchrony (degree of coordination or spread) is an antipredator adaptation that functions in two different ways.
Alternatively, predation may produce extreme synchrony in births as an antipredator adaptation, as proposed for both birds (Kruuk 1964, Findlay and Cooke 1982) and ungulates (Estes 1966, 1976, Sinclair 1977a, b, Estes and Estes 1979, Rutberg 1987, Ims 1990).
Antipredator adaptations of salamanders: Evolution and convergence among terrestrial species, in: Margaris NS, Arianoutsou-Faraggitaki M, Reiter RJ, editors.