On Mating Systems and Sexual Selection

@article{Selander1965OnMS,
  title={On Mating Systems and Sexual Selection},
  author={Robert K. Selander},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1965},
  volume={99},
  pages={129 - 141}
}
  • R. Selander
  • Published 1 May 1965
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
Certain aspects of the relationships of mating systems, sexual selection, sex ratios, rates of maturation in males, and behavior in grackles and other icterids have been considered. In the promiscuous grackles of the genus Quiscalus, the nestling sex ratio is balanced but differential mortality in the sexes following the nestling stage produces a marked imbalance in the tertiary sex ratio in favor of females. Further imbalance in the sex ratio at the breeding colonies results from the failure… 
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