Sexual dimorphism in primate evolution.

  title={Sexual dimorphism in primate evolution.},
  author={J. Michael Plavcan},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={Suppl 33},
  • J. Plavcan
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Psychology
  • American journal of physical anthropology
Sexual dimorphism is a pervasive phenomenon among anthropoid primates. Comparative analyses over the past 30 years have greatly expanded our understanding of both variation in the expression of dimorphism among primates, and the underlying causes of sexual dimorphism. Dimorphism in body mass and canine tooth size is familiar, as is pelage and "sex skin" dimorphism. More recent analyses are documenting subtle differences in the pattern of skeletal dimorphism among primates. Comparative analyses… 

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