The evolution of postcopulatory displays in dabbling ducks (Anatini): a phylogenetic perspective

@article{Johnson2000TheEO,
  title={The evolution of postcopulatory displays in dabbling ducks (Anatini): a phylogenetic perspective},
  author={Kevin P. Johnson and Frank K. McKinney and Robert Wilson and Michael D. Sorenson},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2000},
  volume={59},
  pages={953-963}
}
Although postcopulatory displays are widespread in animals, little is known about their function or the intended receiver. The postcopulatory displays of dabbling ducks are among the best described for any animal group. We documented the presence of initial and additional postcopulatory displays in nearly all dabbling duck species. We then reconstructed the evolution of postcopulatory displays in dabbling ducks using a phylogeny derived from mitochondrial DNA sequences. The display immediately… Expand

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