Male sexual ornament size is positively associated with reproductive morphology and enhanced fertility in the stalk-eyed fly Teleopsis dalmanni

Abstract

Exaggerated male ornaments and displays often evolve in species where males only provide females with ejaculates during reproduction. Although "good genes" arguments are typically invoked to explain this phenomenon, a simpler alternative is possible if variation in male reproductive quality (e.g. sperm number, ejaculate content, mating rate) is an important… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-8-236

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@inproceedings{Rogers2008MaleSO, title={Male sexual ornament size is positively associated with reproductive morphology and enhanced fertility in the stalk-eyed fly Teleopsis dalmanni}, author={David W. Rogers and Matthew Denniff and Tracey Chapman and Kevin Fowler and Andrew Pomiankowski}, booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology}, year={2008} }