All posts tagged with mating

Primate mating patterns

8 minute read

Ecology, diet, competition, and ease of movement all affect the size of primate groups. The structure of primate groups is primarily affected by the mating s...

Neandertal anti-defamation files, 17

2 minute read

Let no one say that I’m an uncritical voice about the many advantages of releasing preprints. They do have their downsides. Lack of editing is one.

The real "junk" DNA

5 minute read

Let me be honest: when I started doing paleoanthropology, I really did not expect I’d be talking about Neandertal penises.

Mental mismatches

1 minute read

A Primate of Modern Aspect (“The sexuality wars, featuring apes”) writes about some of the reactions to the new book, Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of...

Seeing red

less than 1 minute read

André Fernandez and Molly Morris have an interesting paper in American Naturalist examining the effect of color vision in primates as a bias toward t...

Here's to you, Mrs. Chimpinson

3 minute read

Muller and colleagues (2006) found that male chimpanzees approach older females more often for copulation (compared to younger females), more males tend to ...

Buller on mating preferences

7 minute read

Chapter 5 of David Buller's Adapting Minds : Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature is mostly about the critique of studies that ...