Hello ANTH 420,
All of our papers this week focused on male hierarchies, mating success, etc. I thought that this article about "Digit Ratios and Dominance in Female Baboons" could provide an interesting, complementary perspective on this topic. As was mentioned in one of our readings, males tend to form hierarchies to maximize their access to breeding opportunities. Females tend to form hierarchies to maximize their access to resources. In this paper, low 2D:4D ratios (which are associated with high prenatal androgen effects) were found to be associated with high-ranking females.