Mating system, sexual dimorphism, and the opportunity for sexual selection in a territorial ungulate

@article{Vanp2008MatingSS,
  title={Mating system, sexual dimorphism, and the opportunity for sexual selection in a territorial ungulate},
  author={C. Vanp{\'e} and P. Kjellander and M. Galan and J. Cosson and S. Aulagnier and O. Liberg and A. Hewison},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={19},
  pages={309-316}
}
In mammals, species with high sexual size dimorphism tend to have highly polygynous mating systems associated with high variance in male lifetime reproductive success (LRS), leading to a high opportunity for sexual selection. However, little information is available for species with weak sexual size dimorphism. In a long-term study population, we used parentage analysis based on 21 microsatellite markers to describe, for the first time, variance in male lifetime breeding success (LBS) of roe… Expand

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