Does body mass dimorphism increase male–female dietary niche separation? A comparative study of primates

@inproceedings{Kamilar2008DoesBM,
  title={Does body mass dimorphism increase male–female dietary niche separation? A comparative study of primates},
  author={Jason M Kamilar and Amy Pokempner},
  year={2008}
}
Body mass plays an important role in shaping an individual’s behavior, especially with respect to dietary behavior. Larger animals tend to consume higher quantities of low quality foods. In contrast, smaller individuals, with relatively higher metabolic rates require a high quality diet. Therefore, species that exhibit high amounts of sexual dimorphism in body mass should also display high levels of male–female dietary differentiation. This study investigated the relationship between body mass… CONTINUE READING

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