SEXUAL SELECTION AND THE EVOLUTION OF FEMALE CHOICE

@article{Kirkpatrick1982SEXUALSA,
  title={SEXUAL SELECTION AND THE EVOLUTION OF FEMALE CHOICE},
  author={Mark Kirkpatrick},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={1982},
  volume={36}
}
A paradox for evolutionists has been the development in one sex, usually females, of preferences for mates possessing characters that impair survival. Darwin (187 1) extensively documented cases of sexual selection in animals and showed that many of the most dramatic examples are attributable to female mating preferences operating in polygynous populations. But while he was untroubled to explain the evolution of adaptations for male-male sexual competition, Darwin did not provide a hypothesis… 
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The offspring of choosy females have not only a Fisherian reproductive advantage but also greater viability, which suggests that in species with exaggerated male ornamentation, in which female choice is costly, it is likely that female mate choice will be for traits that correlate with male genetic quality.
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