Reproductive character displacement in genital morphology in Satsuma land snails.

@article{Kameda2009ReproductiveCD,
  title={Reproductive character displacement in genital morphology in Satsuma land snails.},
  author={Yuichi Kameda and Atsushi Kawakita and Makoto Kato},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2009},
  volume={173 5},
  pages={
          689-97
        }
}
When species diverge in allopatry and come into secondary contact, natural selection might favor character divergence to facilitate partner discrimination and avoid mating interference. This process is called reinforcement, which typically results in greater differentiation in mating-associated traits in areas of sympatry (reproductive character displacement). Such patterns are usually manifest in premating signals, but little is known about how interspecific mating affects the morphological… CONTINUE READING

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