Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
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Chapter 54 - Behavioral Biology - Figure 54.28 - Inquiry Question: 1

Answer

Mating with large males could, in some species, provide a female with more gifts from mates, better protection, and similar benefits.

Work Step by Step

Just try to imagine what a female would gain from a large, successful male. Feel free to think about what kinds or gifts or benefits accrue to the mate of, say, a mob boss (gifts, physical protection, etc.).
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