The dawn of the deed : the prehistoric origins of sex
Long, John A., 1957-
- Preferred Title
Hung like an Argentine Duck
The dawn of the deed : the prehistoric origins of sex / John A. Long.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
278 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published under the title: Hung like an Argentine Duck: a journey back in time to the origins of sexual intimacy.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-265) and index.
- Preface: Sex, death and evolution
- The machismo of the Argentine Duck
- The mother of all fossils
- The ptyctodontid kind of congress
- Announcing fossil sex to the queen
- Paleozoic paternity problems
- Finding the daddy fish
- Down and dirty in the Devonian
- At the dawn of archaic sex
- Sex and the single ostracod
- Sex on the beach
- Dinosaur sex and other earthshaking discoveries
- We ain't nothing but mammals
- Sperm wars: what fossils can't tell us
- From clasper to penis: We've come a long way, baby
- Epilogue: The greatest mystery of biology.
- Subject headings
Sexual behavior in animals.
Sexual selection in animals.
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