Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thinking about sexual dimorphism (again)

Well, here is a particularly dramatic example of sexual dimorphism, a new species of monkey identified in the Congo (and described in the NYT) and an interesting quote, "And adult males have a huge bare patch of skin in the buttocks, testicles and perianal area,” said John A. Hart, the researcher who described the coloring. “It’s a brilliant blue, really pretty spectacular.”" Now I wonder why?

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