Sexual dimorphism and condition dependence in the anal pad of the small Indian mongoose (Herpestes auropunctatus)

Abstract

Secondary sexual traits tend to be sexually dimorphic, and theory predicts that such traits should also be conditiondependent in a sex-specific manner. We investigate these phenomena in a field study of the small Indian mongoose (Herpestes auropunctatus (Hodgson, 1836); formerly Herpestes javanicus (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hillaire, 1818)), in the first attempt… (More)

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