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  • This dataset comprises measurements of grooming and aggressive interactions in banded mongooses in response to simulated intergroup conflict, collected from a wild population of banded mongooses on the Mweya Peninsula, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda between 2016-2017. We experimentally simulated conflict between rival social groups of banded mongooses and recorded observations of grooming and aggression between individuals in the focal group. These data were collected to examine changes in social networks in the face of intergroup conflict. Full details about this dataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/d188de5e-17a5-481d-a80b-bae96736e6c8

  • The data contains the genetic identity of parents (maternal and paternal identities and assignment probabilities) identified from DNA extracted from tail tips analysed using the MASTERBAYES program, for individual banded mongooses in a wild population on the Mweya Peninsula, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda between 2000-2019. A nine generation deep genetic pedigree was constructed from which maternity and paternity assignments were calculated. This data was used to calculate lifetime reproductive success for individuals in the population who were exposed to conflict with rival groups to determine the fitness costs and benefits of intergroup conflict. In addition the type of microsatellite panel used to genotype the DNA samples is recorded. Full details about this dataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/f397e842-b411-4256-b507-a4aa4647b914

  • This is a dataset of the effect of pre-natal provisioning (supply with extra food) on offspring weight and growth, contributions to offspring care, and offspring survival in banded mongooses on the Mweya Peninsula, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, collected between 2013 and 2016. Pre-natal condition of females was experimentally manipulated by provisioning half of pregnant females in each social group during the second half of pregnancy. The other half of pregnant females did not receive any extra provisioning and acted as matched controls. Through field observations we measured female weight change during pregnancy, weight change during the pup care period following birth (the escorting period), and female contributions to escorting. We also measured pup weight at birth, weight change during the escorting period, and pup survival. Data were collected to examine how extra resources are used by females to level up inequalities in pup weight via the allocation of cooperative care. Full details about this dataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/9c5ce831-aeda-4a59-950f-921f820d28b7

  • This is a dataset on mortality costs and reproductive success from intergroup conflict in banded mongooses, collected from a wild population of banded mongooses on the Mweya Peninsula, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda between 2000-2019. We observed naturally occurring, aggressive interactions between social groups and recorded data on individual mortality occurring during and as a result of fighting. We used long term observations of reproductive events to determine individual reproductive success, measured as the total number of offspring assigned to each individual over the lifetime, and the number of offspring born to each individual from extra-group mating. We recorded data on oestrus events in social groups to determine when focal and rival groups were in oestrus simultaneously, and whether they were involved in an intergroup interaction with each other. These data were collected to examine the fitness costs and benefits of intergroup conflict. Full details about this dataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/a1f3d7e5-934f-4b12-ba7c-c372ce9df2c6