High Rates of Species Accumulation in Animals with Bioluminescent Courtship Displays

@article{Ellis2016HighRO,
  title={High Rates of Species Accumulation in Animals with Bioluminescent Courtship Displays},
  author={Emily A. Ellis and Todd H. Oakley},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2016},
  volume={26},
  pages={1916-1921}
}
One of the great mysteries of evolutionary biology is why closely related lineages accumulate species at different rates. Theory predicts that populations undergoing strong sexual selection will more quickly differentiate because of increased potential for genetic isolation [1-6]. Whether or not these population genetic processes translate to more species at macroevolutionary scales remains contentious [7]. Here we show that lineages with bioluminescent courtship, almost certainly a sexually… CONTINUE READING

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