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The longer the better: evidence that narwhal tusks are sexually selected

Overview of attention for article published in Biology Letters, March 2020
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (85th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
32 news outlets
blogs
8 blogs
twitter
130 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
reddit
1 Redditor
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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Readers on

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65 Mendeley
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Title
The longer the better: evidence that narwhal tusks are sexually selected
Published in
Biology Letters, March 2020
DOI 10.1098/rsbl.2019.0950
Pubmed ID
Authors

Zackary A. Graham, Eva Garde, Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen, Alexandre V. Palaoro

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 65 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 65 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 25 38%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 12%
Student > Master 6 9%
Researcher 4 6%
Professor 3 5%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 15 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 25 38%
Environmental Science 8 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 5%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 3%
Other 5 8%
Unknown 18 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 391. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 August 2021.
All research outputs
#46,644
of 18,907,259 outputs
Outputs from Biology Letters
#64
of 2,963 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,746
of 280,172 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Biology Letters
#7
of 42 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 18,907,259 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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