Sexual selection, genital morphology, and copulatory behavior in male Galagos

@article{Dixson2007SexualSG,
  title={Sexual selection, genital morphology, and copulatory behavior in male Galagos},
  author={A. Dixson},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={10},
  pages={47-55}
}
  • A. Dixson
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • Variations in penile morphology among galago species are pronounced and complex. Comparative studies of galagos and other primate species show that elongation of the baculum (os penis)is associated with copulatory patterns involving a prolonged period of intromission. The enlarged penile “spines” of male galagos may be important in maintaining a genital “lock” during copulation. In primate species where females mate with a number of partners, sexual selection may have favored the rapid… CONTINUE READING
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