Phylogenetic analyses of sexual selection and sexual size dimorphism in pinnipeds

@article{Lindenfors2002PhylogeneticAO,
  title={Phylogenetic analyses of sexual selection and sexual size dimorphism in pinnipeds},
  author={Patrik Lindenfors and Birgitta S. Tullberg and Martin Biuw},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={52},
  pages={188-193}
}
Abstract. Pinnipedia contains some of the most spectacular examples of sexual size dimorphism, examples that are therefore frequently used to illustrate the theory of sexual selection. This paper addresses the question of whether a significant relationship between sexual selection and size dimorphism exists in a comparative context. Thus, harem size and body size data gathered from the literature were analysed with independent contrasts analyses. These investigations showed that sexual size… Expand

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