I am a PhD student working on quantifying the importance of sexual selection in contributing to diversification in South African monkey beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). An important component of my study depends on investigating the allometric scaling relationships of hind leg size and shape across populations of *Scelophysa trimeni*, taking the phylogeny into consideration. Male monkey beetles use their hind legs in battles over females. From my understanding of the literature that I have read, this would be a study of evolutionary allometry, and would require specialised analyses, such as Phylogenetic Generalised Least Squares Regression in order to quantify the evolutionary allometric slope/intercept, and compare and contrast the allometric slopes/intercepts of each population. I do not have a strong background in evolutionary biology; however, I am learning as I go. Consequently, I feel that I am missing some important and basic aspects in my readings of the literature, and would like to know if anyone could recommend to me material that clearly lays out the theory of evolutionary allometry, as well as its practical application. Kind regards Ariella Rink -- MORPHMET may be accessed via its webpage at http://www.morphometrics.org --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "MORPHMET" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to morphmet+unsubscr...@morphometrics.org.