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descent or derivation from a father
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



in Soviet law, the fact of the parentage of a child by a particular man, as certified by a birth certificate in the civil registry. When a child is born to persons whose marriage is registered, the spouse of the mother is recognized as the father of the child. If the parents’ marriage is not registered, paternity may be established by a joint declaration of the father and mother of the infant. In the absence of such a declaration, paternity of a child born after Oct. 1, 1968, may be established through a legal process upon the declaration of either parent, of the guardian, of the person upon whom the child is dependent, or of the child himself when he attains majority. The conditions under which a court may establish paternity are laid down in the family codes of the Soviet republics (art. 48 of the RSFSR Family Code). Appropriate registration is recorded in the birth-registry book, and a birth certificate is issued on the basis of a joint declaration by the parents, a court decision establishing paternity, or an acknowledgment of paternity. Parental rights and obligations begin upon the act of registering paternity.

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As individuals remain relatively close to each other in captivity, it is possible that multiple paternities are common in this environment.
However, further paternities studies should be conducted to evaluate the occurrence of multiple paternities at different nesting sites to determine the frequency of multiple mating events and the extent to which ecological differences among populations exert an influence on the behavior of species.
Polyandry and multiple paternities are important reproductive strategies with potential implications for the conservation of species as well as the establishment of adequate management practices.
Multiple paternities in loggerhead turtle clutches.
Single paternities of clutches and sperm storage in the promiscuous green turtle (Chelonia mydas).
Multiple paternities and female-biased mutation at a microsatellite locus in the olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).