Sexual dimorphisms in avian and reptilian courtship: two systems that do not play by mammalian rules.

  • Juli S Wade
  • Published 1999 in Brain, behavior and evolution

Abstract

Sexual dimorphisms in the central nervous system exist in numerous vertebrate species, and in many cases these structural differences between males and females parallel differences in the display of reproductive behaviors. Often both the behavioral and anatomical differences are controlled by exposure to gonadal steroid hormones, either during ontogeny or… (More)

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