Correlates of sexual dimorphism in primates: Ecological and size variables

@article{Leutenegger2007CorrelatesOS,
  title={Correlates of sexual dimorphism in primates: Ecological and size variables},
  author={W. Leutenegger and J. Cheverud},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={3},
  pages={387-402}
}
  • W. Leutenegger, J. Cheverud
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • The effects of a series of ecological and size factors on the degree of sexual dimorphism in body weight and canine size were studied among subsets of 70 primate species. Variation in body-weight dimorphism can be almost entirely attributed to body weight (83% of variance R2of weight dimorphism). Much smaller amounts of the variation can be attributed to mating system (R2 =6.8%,polygynous species being more dimorphic than monogamous ones) and diet (R2 = 2.5%,frugivorous species being more… CONTINUE READING
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