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Can non-directional male mating preferences facilitate honest female ornamentation?

Chenoweth, Stephen F; Doughty, Paul; Kokko, Hanna

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Recent studies have demonstrated male mate choice for female ornaments in species without sex-role reversal. Despite these empirical findings, little is known about the adaptive dynamics of female signalling, in particular the evolution of male mating preferences. The evolution of traits that signal mate quality is more complex in females than in males because females usually provide the bulk of resources for the developing offspring. Here, we investigate the evolution of male mating...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/85139
Source: Ecology Letters
DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2005.00867.x

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