Female mate choice in mammals.

@article{CluttonBrock2009FemaleMC,
  title={Female mate choice in mammals.},
  author={Tim H Clutton-Brock and Katherine J. McAuliffe},
  journal={The Quarterly review of biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={84 1},
  pages={3-27}
}
Studies of mate choice in vertebrates have focused principally on birds, in which male ornaments are often highly developed, and have shown that females commonly select mates on the basis of particular phenotypic characteristics that may reflect their genetic quality. Studies of female mate choice in mammals are less highly developed and they have commonly focused on female mating preferences that are likely to be maintained by benefits to the female's own survival or breeding success. However… CONTINUE READING
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