Ontogeny and the evolution of adult body size dimorphism in apes

@article{Leigh1995OntogenyAT,
  title={Ontogeny and the evolution of adult body size dimorphism in apes},
  author={Steven R. Leigh and Brian T. Shea},
  journal={American Journal of Primatology},
  year={1995},
  volume={36}
}
This analysis investigates the ontogeny of body size dimorphism in apes. The processes that lead to adult body size dimorphism are illustrated and described. Potential covariation between ontogenetic processes and socioecological variables is evaluated. Mixed‐longitudinal growth data from 395 captive individuals (representing Hylobates lar [gibbon], Hylobates syndactylus [siamang], Pongo pygmaeus [orangutan], Gorilla gorilla [gorilla], Pan paniscus [pygmy chimpanzee], and Pan troglodytes… 

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