Intrasexual selection in Mirza coquereli : evidence for scramble competition polygyny in a solitary primate

@article{Kappeler1997IntrasexualSI,
  title={Intrasexual selection in Mirza coquereli : evidence for scramble competition polygyny in a solitary primate},
  author={Peter M Kappeler},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={41},
  pages={115-127}
}
The primates of Madagascar (Lemuriformes) deviate from fundamental predictions of sexual selection theory in that polygynous species lack sexual dimorphism, have even adult sex ratios and often live in female-dominated societies. It has been hypothesized that intrasexual selection in these species is either reduced or primarily focused on traits related to scramble competition. The goal of this study was to examine these hypotheses by studying the mating system of a solitary nocturnal species… CONTINUE READING