The Island of Female Power? Intersexual Dominance Relationships in the Lemurs of Madagascar

  title={The Island of Female Power? Intersexual Dominance Relationships in the Lemurs of Madagascar},
  author={Peter M. Kappeler and Claudia Fichtel and Ute Radespiel},
  booktitle={Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution},
The extant primates of Madagascar (Lemuriformes) represent the endpoints of an adaptive radiation following a single colonization event more than 50 million years ago. They have since evolved a diversity of life history traits, ecological adaptations and social systems that rivals that of all other living primates combined. Their social systems are characterized by a unique combination of traits, including the ability of adult females to dominate adult males. In fact, there is no other group of… 

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