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Social Evolution, Robert Trivers. Benjamin/Cummings, Menlo Park, Calfornia (1985), xvii, +462, Price £19.95 in U.K., $18.95 in U.S.A. (paperback)
Deep croaks and fighting assessment in toads Bufo bufo
This paper shows experimentally that male toads, Bufo bufo, settle contests for the possession of females by means of vocalisations that give a reliable signal of body size and hence of fighting ability.
Body Size and Age in Amphibians and Reptiles
It is argued that female choice in anurans that favours larger males may not, as has frequently been suggested, mean that females mate with older males, but with males that have shown rapid juvenile growth.
The Courtship of European Newts: An Evolutionary Perspective
- T. Halliday
It is shown how an understanding of the causation of courtship behavior in the smooth newt, Triturus vulgaris, can be enhanced by a consideration of various functional aspects of the behavior.
Competitive mate searching in male common toads, Bufo bufo
Multiple mating by females: a perspective from quantitative genetics
The Evolution of Courtship Behavior in Newts and Salamanders
- T. Halliday
The lunar cycle: a cue for amphibian reproductive phenology?
Optimal mate selection in the toad Bufo bufo
It is reported here that, in the wild, toads (Bufo bufo) do not pair up at random, that this comes about through male–male competition probably influenced by the behaviour of the female and that mating involves a compromise between different male and female optima.