Sexual dimorphism and mating systems in voles

R. S. Ostfeld, Edward Heske

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Despite the contention by Boonstra et al. (1993; see 93L/11825) that body mass is a more sensitive metric for detecting dimorphism, some vole populations show statistically significant dimorphism for length, but not mass. Published studies based on length and mass corroborate many conclusions based on length only (Heske & Ostfeld, 1990; 91L/09147), and are in opposition to the results of Boonstra et al. based on mass. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-233
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Mammalogy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Genetics
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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