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Little is known about the rates of dispersal of the young of wild populations of vertebrates, because it is difficult to recover marked individuals after they have dispersed to breed elsewhere. Nevertheless, growing evidence suggests that the observed dispersal patterns may be governed by the laws of heredity as well as being influenced by population pressure. Dispersal of an individual vertebrate is the movement the animal makes from its point of origin to the place where it reproduces or would have reproduced if it had survived and found a mate. The significant role of an individual's dispersal is the greatest distance its