Re: sex dimorphism/male dominance

Lorenzo Love (
21 Nov 1995 17:51:53 GMT

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>: Males are not selected (that is their genes passed on) because they
>: are good hunters. They are selected because they are good breeders. While
>: males that bring in the most meat may have an advantage in breeding, this
>: is minor compared to direct physical competition with other males, I.E.
>: fighting over the females.
>Lorenzo Love

>This only works if the hominid social system was one where males
>competed with each other for female access. If hominids were
>monogomous then this competition would not be necessary.
Please give examples of monogomous species with a high degree of sexual

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Lorenzo Love

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