New PDF release: The Mandrill: A Case of Extreme Sexual Selection

By Alan F. Dixson

ISBN-10: 1107114616

ISBN-13: 9781107114616

ISBN-10: 1107535123

ISBN-13: 9781107535121

residing within the distant forests of western critical Africa, the mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) is notoriously elusive and has kept away from clinical scrutiny for many years. but, it's the biggest and such a lot sexually dimorphic of the entire previous international monkeys, and maybe the main vibrant of the entire mammals. Synthesising the result of greater than twenty-five years of analysis, this can be the 1st vast therapy of the mandrill's reproductive and behavioural biology. Dixson explores intimately the function that sexual choice has performed in shaping the mandrill's evolution, masking mechanisms of mate selection, intra-sexual festival, sperm pageant and cryptic girl selection. Bringing to lifestyles, via distinctive descriptions and wealthy illustrations, the mandrill's communicatory biology and the services of its brightly colored adornments, this publication sheds new mild at the evolutionary biology of this interesting primate.

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