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Female control : sexual selection by cryptic female choice
A growing body of evidence has begun to reveal flaws in the traditional assumption of female passivity and lack of discrimination after copulation has begun. William Eberhard has compiled anExpand
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Sexual Selection And Animal Genitalia
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ONE SIZE FITS ALL? RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE SIZE AND DEGREE OF VARIATION IN GENITALIA AND OTHER BODY PARTS IN TWENTY SPECIES OF INSECTS AND SPIDERS
Hypotheses regarding the function of elaborate male genitalia were tested in a sample of insects and spiders by comparing their allometric values (slopes in log‐log regressions on indicators of bodyExpand
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Function and Phylogeny of Spider Webs
A general discussion of the designs and functions of the silk structures spiders use to capture prey has not been attempted since the book of Witt et al (319). Knowledge has increased so greatly inExpand
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Beetle Horn Dimorphism: Making the Best of a Bad Lot
There has been interest recently in the occurrence in a single species of more than one adaptive behavior or morphology. One kind of explanation for dimorphisms of this type is that they constituteExpand
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Evolution of genitalia: theories, evidence, and new directions
Many hypotheses have been proposed to explain why male intromittent genitalia consistently tend to diverge more rapidly than other body traits of the same individuals in a wide range of animal taxa.Expand
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STATIC ALLOMETRY AND ANIMAL GENITALIA
  • W. Eberhard
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 January 2009
A survey of 117 species of arthropods and 17 species of vertebrates showed a strong trend for male genitalia to have relatively low static allometric values. This trend contrasts with the allometryExpand
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BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERS FOR THE HIGHER CLASSIFICATION OF ORB‐WEAVING SPIDERS
  • W. Eberhard
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 September 1982
A number of studies have shown that behavior patterns can be useful taxonomic characters (see review by Mayr, 1958; also Evans, 1966; Crane, 1975; Michener et al., 1978; Eickwort and Sakagami, 1979;Expand
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MALE DIMORPHISMS IN BEETLES AND EARWIGS AND THE QUESTION OF DEVELOPMENTAL CONSTRAINTS
Analysis of 17 species from six families indicates that male dimorphisms in weapon design may be common, at least in homed beetles. This flexibility in developmental programs constitutes evidenceExpand
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Web-construction Behaviour in Australian Phonognatha and the Phylogeny of Nephiline and Tetragnathid Spiders (Araneae : Tetragnathidae)
Details of web-construction behaviour and morphology support the monophyly of nephiline spiders with Phonognatha as the sister-group to the remaining nephiline genera examined in this study.Expand
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