Data from: Explaining sex differences in lifespan in terms of optimal energy allocation in the baboon

Annette Maria King, Thomas B.L. Kirkwood, Daryl P. Shanley & Thomas B. L. Kirkwood
We provide a quantitative test of the hypothesis that sex role specialisation may account for sex differences in lifespan in baboons if such specialisation causes the dependency of fitness upon longevity, and consequently the optimal resolution to an energetic trade-off between somatic maintenance and other physiological functions, to differ between males and females. We present a model in which females provide all offspring care and males compete for access to reproductive females and in which...
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