Mate selection in Pacific tree frogs

  title={Mate selection in Pacific tree frogs},
  author={CARL L. WHITNEY and John R. Krebs},
DARWIN1 suggested that, in many animal species, females select mates and that some male courtship displays and secondary sex characters are a product of this sexual selection. Although the importance of sexual selection is generally acknowledged2, only a few studies have shown both that females prefer certain males and also that this preference is a function of male display behaviour, for example, studies of polygamous birds3 and fruitflies4. We have observed that in the Pacific tree frog (Hyla… CONTINUE READING
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