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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Veröffentlicht in:Evolution : international journal of organic evolution, Vol. 68, No. 5 (2014), p. 1485-1496
1. Verfasser: Krüger, Oliver
Weitere beteiligte Personen: Wolf, Jochen B. W. ; Jonker, Rudy M. ; Hoffman, Joseph I. ; Trillmich, Fritz
Format: elektronischer Aufsatz
Sprache:English
ISSN:1558-5646
Anmerkung:Copyright: Copyright © 2014 Society for the Study of Evolution
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