Multiple signals predict male mating success in the lek-mating lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus)

@article{Gould2020MultipleSP,
  title={Multiple signals predict male mating success in the lek-mating lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus)},
  author={Geoffrey M. Gould and Jacqueline K. Augustine},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2020},
  volume={74},
  pages={1-17}
}
Sexual selection theory maintains that traits under selection honestly advertise qualities of signaling individuals and that only individuals in the best condition can survive while displaying maximally elaborated secondary sexual ornaments. Recent trends in mate choice studies have favored the consideration of the effects of multiple traits on mating success, including suites of traits transmitted in different sensory modalities. Sexual selection is expected to be especially strong in lek… Expand

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