Mass-mediated sex differences in climbing patterns support the gravity hypothesis of sexual size dimorphism


Accepted 25 October 2007 Copyright © EEF ISSN 1399-1183 Sexual size dimorphism (SSD), defined as a difference in mean body size of males and females within species, is very common in animals (Abouheif and Fairbairn 1997, Fairbairn 1997). Females are larger than males in most species, but males are typically the larger sex in mammals and birds, and… (More)


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