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dc.contributor.authorWaitt, Corri-
dc.contributor.authorLittle, Anthony-
dc.contributor.authorWolfensohn, Sarah-
dc.contributor.authorHoness, Paul-
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Anthony P-
dc.contributor.authorBuchanan-Smith, Hannah M-
dc.contributor.authorPerrett, David I-
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-24T23:33:45Z-
dc.date.issued2003-11-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/7426-
dc.description.abstractMale animals of many species use conspicuous coloration to attract mates. Among mammals, primates possess the most brilliant secondary sexual coloration. However, whether colour plays a part in primate female mate choice remains unknown. Adult male rhesus macaques undergo a hormonally regulated increased reddening of facial and anogenital skin during their mating season. We experimentally investigated whether red male facial coloration is preferred by simultaneously presenting female rhesus macaques (n = 6) with computer-manipulated pale and red versions of 24 different male faces. The duration and direction of gaze were measured to discern visual preferences. Females exhibited preferences for the red versions of male faces. It is proposed that male coloration might provide a cue to male quality.en_UK
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherRoyal Society Publishing-
dc.relationWaitt C, Little A, Wolfensohn S, Honess P, Brown AP, Buchanan-Smith HM & Perrett DI (2003) Evidence from rhesus macaques suggests that male coloration plays a role in female primate mate choice, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 270 (Suppl. 2), pp. S144-S146.-
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dc.subjectsecondary sexual colorationen_UK
dc.subjectmate choiceen_UK
dc.subjectprimatesen_UK
dc.subjectMacaca mulattaen_UK
dc.titleEvidence from rhesus macaques suggests that male coloration plays a role in female primate mate choiceen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2999-12-31T00:00:00Z-
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dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2003.0065-
dc.citation.jtitleProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences-
dc.citation.issn0962-8452-
dc.citation.volume270-
dc.citation.issueSuppl. 2-
dc.citation.spageS144-
dc.citation.epageS146-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.author.emailh.m.buchanan-smith@stir.ac.uk-
dc.citation.date25/07/2003-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Oxford-
dc.contributor.affiliationPsychology-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of St Andrews-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Oxford-
dc.contributor.affiliationHarlan UK-
dc.contributor.affiliationPsychology-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of St Andrews-
dc.rights.embargoterms2999-12-31-
dc.rights.embargoliftdate2999-12-31-
dc.identifier.isi000186662700005-
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