Mutual sexual selection in a monogamous seabird

@article{Jones1993MutualSS,
  title={Mutual sexual selection in a monogamous seabird},
  author={Ian L. Jones and Fiona M. Hunter},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1993},
  volume={362},
  pages={238-239}
}
DARWIN1 believed that elaborate ornamental traits expressed in both sexes might be favoured by mutual sexual selection driven by both female and male mate choice. Experimental studies on birds2–5 and fish6–9 have shown that male ornaments can be favoured by female mating preferences. But the concept of mutual mate choice has remained untested experimentally, although it has been supported by recent modelling10. Here we report the results of a study of mate preferences of the crested auklet… 
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