Assortative Mating in a Polymorphic Salamander

@article{Acord2013AssortativeMI,
  title={Assortative Mating in a Polymorphic Salamander},
  author={Megan A. Acord and Carl D. Anthony and Cari-Ann M. Hickerson},
  journal={Copeia},
  year={2013},
  volume={2013},
  pages={676 - 683}
}
Reproductive isolation due to divergent selection is thought to be one of the mechanisms that promote speciation in sympatry. A key element of reproductive isolation is assortative mating. We examined a polymorphic population of Eastern Red-backed Salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) for evidence of reproductive isolation through assortative mating. Our study population was made up of two common color morphs, striped and unstriped. In the field, we turned over natural cover objects to find male… Expand
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