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A Species-Level Phylogeny of Extant Snakes with Description of a New Colubrid Subfamily and Genus
Background With over 3,500 species encompassing a diverse range of morphologies and ecologies, snakes make up 36% of squamate diversity. Despite several attempts at estimating higher-level snakeExpand
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Performance capacity, fighting tactics and the evolution of life–stage male morphs in the green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
The evolution of alternative male phenotypes is probably driven by male–male competition for access to reproductive females, but few studies have examined whether whole–organism performanceExpand
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Sex‐Based Differences and Similarities in Locomotor Performance, Thermal Preferences, and Escape Behaviour in the Lizard Platysaurus intermedius wilhelmi
Differences between sexes in physiological performance have received little attention in animals. We tested for sex differences in maximum sprint speed and maximal exertion over a range ofExpand
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Sex differences in nutrient‐dependent reproductive ageing
Evolutionary theories of aging predict that fitness‐related traits, including reproductive performance, will senesce because the strength of selection declines with age. Sexual selection theoryExpand
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A functional perspective on sexual selection: insights and future prospects
A large number of sexual selection studies have focused on examining the morphological and behavioural factors involved in male combat and female choice, such as whether large males achieve higherExpand
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Hormones, sexual signals, and performance of green anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis)
The evolutionary processes that result in reliable links between male signals and fighting capacity have received a great deal of attention, but the proximate mechanisms underlying such connectionsExpand
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Interactive effects of sex and temperature on locomotion in reptiles.
  • S. Lailvaux
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Integrative and comparative biology
  • 1 August 2007
Males and females from several animal taxa differ in locomotor performance traits such as sprinting and jumping. These performance dimorphisms may be explained at least partially by sexualExpand
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The Evolution of Performance‐Based Male Fighting Ability in Caribbean Anolis Lizards
Despite the empirical and theoretical attention paid to the role of sexual signals in resolving agonistic interactions between conspecific males, few studies have applied a comparative perspective,Expand
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Dishonest signalling of fighting ability and multiple performance traits in the fiddler crab Uca mjoebergi
Signals used during male combat are expected to be honest indicators of fighting ability. However, recent studies show that dishonesty in male signalling is more prevalent than previously believed.Expand
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Horn size predicts physical performance in the beetle Euoniticellus intermedius (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
Summary 1In many animals, the size of secondary sexual ornaments is known to be related to the probability of victory in fights between males, and hence to fighting ability. However, few studiesExpand
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