The effects of testosterone on the sexual skin and genitalia of the male talapoin monkey.

  title={The effects of testosterone on the sexual skin and genitalia of the male talapoin monkey.},
  author={Alan F. Dixson and J. Herbert},
  journal={Journal of reproduction and fertility},
  volume={38 1},
  • A. Dixson, J. Herbert
  • Published 1 May 1974
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of reproduction and fertility
some baboons, or a mixture of the two colours, as in drills and mandrills (Napier & Napier, 1967). Despite much speculation, there is still little definite experimental evidence on the function of the sexual skin, though it is likely to act as a behavioural signal during sexual or aggressive interactions (Wickler, 1967; Crook, 1972). The hormonal control of its colour is therefore of particular interest. In rhesus monkeys and hamadryas baboons, castration results in the red sexual skin fading… 
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