Sex differentiation in postnatal growth rate: a test in a wild boar population

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In wild boar individual growth rate is linear between 0.5 and 6 months after birth, based on successive body weight measurements. Contrary to expectation for a dimorphic and polygynous mammal like wild boar, no sexual dimorphism in growth rate could be detected between 0.5 and 6 months. We argue that high total maternal invesment in offspring due to large… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00317173

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