Exaggerated estrous swellings and male mate choice in primates: testing the reliable indicator hypothesis in the Amboseli baboons

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Courtney L FitzpatrickSusan C Alberts


The evolution of male mate choice in sex-role reversed species can easily be understood according to the general principles of sexual selection. That is, when females are mate-limited they are expected to compete for access to males and those males, in turn, are expected to be choosy. This

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