Battle of the sexes: cost asymmetry explains female dominance in lemurs

@article{Dunham2008BattleOT,
  title={Battle of the sexes: cost asymmetry explains female dominance in lemurs},
  author={A. Dunham},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2008},
  volume={76},
  pages={1435-1439}
}
  • A. Dunham
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
F emale dominance over males is a rare trait among mammalian social systems and within primates (Ralls 1976; Kappeler 1993), but is the norm among lemurs of Madagascar, occurring in all lemur families regardless of mating system (Kappeler 1991, 1993). Despite 23 years of discussing the mechanism of female dominance in lemurs, including hundreds of publications (based on Web of Science; http://apps.isiknowledge.com), consensus does not yet exist. Current theories have remained unsatisfactory… Expand
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