Allometry of Sexual Size Dimorphism in Domestic Dog

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BACKGROUND The tendency for male-larger sexual size dimorphism (SSD) to scale with body size - a pattern termed Rensch's rule - has been empirically supported in many animal lineages. Nevertheless, its theoretical elucidation is a subject of debate. Here, we exploited the extreme morphological variability of domestic dog (Canis familiaris) to gain insights… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046125

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