DISENTANGLING THE CONTRIBUTION OF SEXUAL SELECTION AND ECOLOGY TO THE EVOLUTION OF SIZE DIMORPHISM IN PINNIPEDS

The positive relationship between sexual size dimorphism (SSD) and harem size across pinnipeds is often cited as a textbook example of sexual selection. It assumes that female aggregation selected for large male size via male–male competition. Yet, it is also conceivable that SSD evolved prior to po...

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Published in:Evolution : international journal of organic evolution, Vol. 68, No. 5 (2014), p. 1485-1496
Main Author: Krüger, Oliver
Other Involved Persons: Wolf, Jochen B. W. ; Jonker, Rudy M. ; Hoffman, Joseph I. ; Trillmich, Fritz
Format: electronic Article
Language:English
ISSN:1558-5646
Item Description:Copyright: Copyright © 2014 Society for the Study of Evolution
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