Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Primate SexualityComparative Studies of the Prosimians, Monkeys, Apes, and Humans$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Alan F. Dixson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199544646

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199544646.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 12 November 2018

Sexual selection and genitalic evolution

Sexual selection and genitalic evolution

Chapter:
(p.334) Chapter 9 Sexual selection and genitalic evolution
Source:
Primate Sexuality
Author(s):

Alan F. Dixson

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199544646.003.0009

This chapter discusses the sexual selection and the evolution of male and female genitalia. It gives an overview of the four hypotheses regarding the evolution of male genitalia. These hypotheses are the lock-and-key, the genitalic recognition, the pleiotropism and the mechanical conflict of interest. It also examines Eberhard's theory in relation to the effects of sexual selection via cryptic female choice on the evolution of penile morphology. Eberhard states that when females mate with a number of partners, rather than with a single male, the penis serves as an internal courtship device, for a successful sperm transport and fertilization. The chapter also presents observations on vagina, cervix, uterus, uterotubal junction and fallopian tubes to explain the evolution of female genitalia.

Keywords:   sexual selection, genetalic evolution, internal courtship device, vagina, cervix, uterus, uterotubal junction, fallopian tubes

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .