THE INTENSITY OF SEXUAL SELECTION PREDICTS WEAPON SIZE IN MALE BOVIDS

@inproceedings{BroJrgensen2007THEIO,
  title={THE INTENSITY OF SEXUAL SELECTION PREDICTS WEAPON SIZE IN MALE BOVIDS},
  author={Jakob Bro-J{\o}rgensen},
  booktitle={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2007}
}
  • J. Bro-Jørgensen
  • Published in
    Evolution; international…
    1 June 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
Abstract As a classical example of a sexually selected trait, the horns of male bovids offer a prime opportunity to identify predictors of the intensity of sexual selection. Here I use the comparative method to quantify sexual and natural selection pressures behind interspecific variation in horn length. I show that male horn length depends on factors proposed to affect the mean mate number per mating male, correlating positively with group size and negatively with male territoriality. This… Expand
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