The evolution of reproductive character displacement conflicts with how sexual selection operates within a species.

@article{Higgie2008TheEO,
  title={The evolution of reproductive character displacement conflicts with how sexual selection operates within a species.},
  author={Megan Higgie and Mark W Blows},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={1192-203}
}
Processes that affect the evolution of female preferences or male display traits involved in mating decisions in different geographic areas have the potential to result in within-species divergence. This could occur via reinforcement of mate recognition in species using the same traits for species recognition and sexual selection. Sympatric individuals experience reinforcement of female preferences and male display traits, whereas allopatric individuals do not, creating the potential for… CONTINUE READING
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