A mixed model of the evolution of polygyny and sexual size dimorphism in mammals

@article{Cassini2019AMM,
  title={A mixed model of the evolution of polygyny and sexual size dimorphism in mammals},
  author={Marcelo H. Cassini},
  journal={Mammal Review},
  year={2019}
}
The theory of sexual selection is the most widely accepted theory explaining the evolution of mating systems and secondary sexual characters. Polygyny is the most common mating system in mammals, and there is a strong correlation between the degree of polygyny and the degree of sexual size dimorphism skewed towards males. Sexual selection theory posits that polygyny in mammals has evolved through direct, precopulatory, intrasexual selection in males, and that sexual size dimorphism is a result… 

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