Sexual selection for sensory exploitation in the frog Physalaemus pustulosus

@article{Ryan1990SexualSF,
  title={Sexual selection for sensory exploitation in the frog Physalaemus pustulosus},
  author={Michael J. Ryan and James H. Fox and W. Wilczynski and A. Rand},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1990},
  volume={343},
  pages={66-67}
}
  • Michael J. Ryan, James H. Fox, +1 author A. Rand
  • Published 1990
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • THE sensory bases of species and population mate preferences are well known1–3; in frogs properties of the female auditory system influence such preferences2,3. By contrast, there is little understanding of how sensory characteristics could result in sexual selection within a population. One possible mechanism is that females are more sensitive to male courtship signals that deviate from the population mean. We document this mechanism in the frog Physalaemus pustulosus. Female basilar papilla… CONTINUE READING
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