Sexual dimorphism in the pelvic girdle of Australian flying foxes

Chapman A., Hall L.S. and Bennett M.B. (1994) Sexual dimorphism in the pelvic girdle of Australian flying foxes. Australian Journal of Zoology, 42 2: 163-176. doi:10.1071/ZO9940261


Author Chapman A.
Hall L.S.
Bennett M.B.
Title Sexual dimorphism in the pelvic girdle of Australian flying foxes
Journal name Australian Journal of Zoology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1446-5698
Publication date 1994-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/ZO9940261
Volume 42
Issue 2
Start page 163
End page 176
Total pages 14
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
1105 Dentistry
Abstract Sexual dimorphism was observed in the pelvic girdle of all individuals and age classes of Pteropus alecto, P. poliocephalus and P. scapulatus. In females the pelvic girdle is open (V.shaped) whereas it is closed (O.shaped) in males. This striking dimorphism enabled the sex of any individual, including skeletal material alone, to be determined with 100% accuracy. In females the interpubic distance (i.e. the distance between the two pubic bones) is correlated with forearm length. The first comparative photographs of the dimorphic pelvis are presented and the usefulness of this new diagnostic character explored.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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