Specialization for aggression in sexually dimorphic skeletal morphology in grey wolves (Canis lupus).

@article{Morris2014SpecializationFA,
  title={Specialization for aggression in sexually dimorphic skeletal morphology in grey wolves (Canis lupus).},
  author={Jeremy S Morris and Ellissa K Brandt},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  year={2014},
  volume={225 1},
  pages={
          1-11
        }
}
Aggressive behaviour is important in the life history of many animals. In grey wolves (Canis lupus), territory defence through direct competition with conspecifics is severe and often lethal. Thus, performance in aggressive encounters may be under strong selection. Additionally, grey wolves frequently kill large dangerous prey species. Because both sexes actively participate in aggressive activities and prey capture, wolves are expected to exhibit a low level of musculoskeletal sexual… CONTINUE READING
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