Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Studies of hyena skull development put teeth into new female dominance theory

Holekamp Lab alumni Heather Watts and Jaime Tanner, along with Kay Holekamp and BarbaraLundrigan from the MSU Museum, have recently published a theory regarding female dominance among spotted hyenas in the March 18 issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Read the news release here: http://news.msu.edu/story/6091/.

Watch the video: MSU zoology professor Kay Holekamp discusses a new theory connecting female spotted hyena social dominance to the length of time it takes for young hyena skulls to develop to the point where they can compete for food.
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