High male sexual investment as a driver of extinction in fossil ostracods

@article{Martins2018HighMS,
  title={High male sexual investment as a driver of extinction in fossil ostracods},
  author={M. J. Martins and T. M. Puckett and R. Lockwood and J. Swaddle and G. Hunt},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2018},
  volume={556},
  pages={366-369}
}
Sexual selection favours traits that confer advantages in the competition for mates. In many cases, such traits are costly to produce and maintain, because the costs help to enforce the honesty of these signals and cues1. Some evolutionary models predict that sexual selection also produces costs at the population level, which could limit the ability of populations to adapt to changing conditions and thus increase the risk of extinction2–4. Other models, however, suggest that sexual selection… Expand
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