Male mate preference for large size overrides species recognition in allopatric flat lizards ( Platysaurus broadleyi)

  title={Male mate preference for large size overrides species recognition in allopatric flat lizards ( Platysaurus broadleyi)},
  author={M. Wymann and M. Whiting},
  journal={acta ethologica},
Species recognition and mate preference both influence mate choice but can be in conflict with each other. [...] Key Method Given a simultaneous choice between equally sized females of both species, males courted conspecific females in 85% of trials. We then tested whether mate preference for large female body size can override species recognition. When offered a choice between a larger heterospecific female and a smaller conspecific, males showed no preference for conspecifics and courted larger heterospecific…Expand

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