SEXUAL SELECTION AND THE EVOLUTION OF FEMALE CHOICE

@article{Kirkpatrick1982SEXUALSA,
  title={SEXUAL SELECTION AND THE EVOLUTION OF FEMALE CHOICE},
  author={M. Kirkpatrick},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={1982},
  volume={36}
}
  • M. Kirkpatrick
  • Published 1982
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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