The sex difference in dimensional communalities in Macaca nemestrina

Authors

  • Stanley M. Garn,

    1. Center for Human Growth and Development, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
    2. Department of Anthropology, The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195
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  • Daris R. Swindler,

    1. Center for Human Growth and Development, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
    2. Department of Anthropology, The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195
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  • Paul E. Minnis

    1. Center for Human Growth and Development, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
    2. Department of Anthropology, The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195
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Abstract

Intra-individual correlations for cranial, mandibular and dental measurements made on lateral skull radiographs of Macaca nemestrina were systematically higher in 30 adult females than in 31 adult males by an average of 0.11 to 0.15, depending upon method of computation. Clearly, for the adult pig-tailed monkey as in Homo during both prenatal and postnatal life, developmental and dimensional communalities are systematically higher in the female indicating a general principle or trend.

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