The form of sexual selection arising from male–male competition depends on the presence of females in the social environment

@article{Procter2012TheFO,
  title={The form of sexual selection arising from male–male competition depends on the presence of females in the social environment},
  author={Duncan S Procter and Allen J. Moore and C. W. Miller},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={25}
}
Sexual selection arises from social interactions, and if social environments vary so too should sexual selection. [] Key Result We found that both the form and strength of selection on male traits, those traits that influenced success in intrasexual competition, depended on the social context. When a female was not present, male size and the area of the sexually dimorphic hind legs was only marginally important to winning a contest.
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