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Female mountain log skinks are more likely to mate with males that court more, not males that are dominant

Stapley, Jessica


To understand the evolution and exaggeration of male traits, we need to clarify the combined and separate contributions of male competition and mate choice to male reproductive success. Here, I tested whether female skinks discriminate between males based on morphological or behavioural traits in a sequential mate choice experiment to identify whether females prefer dominant males. A total of 48 females were tested of which, 26 mated with at least one male. Some females mated multiply with the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Animal Behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2007.05.017


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