The allometry of ornaments and weapons.


Exaggerated male traits that have evolved under sexual selection include ornaments to attract mates and weapons to deter rivals. Data from studies of many such traits in diverse kinds of organisms show that they almost universally exhibit positive allometries. Both ornaments and weapons increase disproportionately with overall body size, resulting in… (More)


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@article{KodricBrown2006TheAO, title={The allometry of ornaments and weapons.}, author={Astrid Kodric-Brown and Richard M Sibly and James H. Brown}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2006}, volume={103 23}, pages={8733-8} }