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Multiple mate choice criteria and the importance of age for male mating success in the microhylid frog, Cophixalus ornatus

Felton, Adam; Alford, Ross; Felton, Annika M; Schwarzkopf, Lin

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We examined multiple mate choice criteria in Cophixalus ornatus, a terrestrial breeding, microhylid frog. Mate choice consisted of three stages: mate attraction (male calling), courtship (male behavior between the call site and the nest), and nest site selection by the female. For male C. ornatus, the possession of a call with low dominant frequency relative to calling neighbors increased the probability that they would attract females. Dominant frequency was negatively correlated with age...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/25539
Source: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-005-0124-6

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