The development of sex differences in ring-tailed lemur feeding ecology

  title={The development of sex differences in ring-tailed lemur feeding ecology},
  author={M. Teague O’Mara and Cathriona M. Hickey},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
Sex differences in feeding ecology may develop in response to fluctuations in physiological costs to females over their reproductive cycles, or to sexual size dimorphism, or function to minimize feeding competition within a group via resource partitioning. For most mammal species, it is unknown how these factors contribute to sex differences in feeding, or how the development of males and females reflects these intraspecific feeding differences. We show changes in dietary composition, diversity… CONTINUE READING
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