Female preference for sympatric vs. allopatric male throat color morphs in the mesquite lizard (Sceloporus grammicus) species complex.

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Elizabeth Bastiaans ; Mary Jane Bastiaans ; Gen Morinaga ; José Gamaliel Castañeda Gaytán ; Jonathon C Marshall ; Brendan Bane ; Fausto Méndez de la Cruz ; Barry Sinervo
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 9, issue 4 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3981705, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093197
  • Subject: Research Article | Biology and Life Sciences | Natural Selection | Anatomy | Behavioral Ecology | Animal Behavior | Reproductive System | Sexual Selection | Physiology | Ecology and Environmental Sciences | Evolutionary Processes | Medicine | Speciation | Q | Ecology | R | Evolutionary Biology | Science | Sexual Reproduction | Physiological Processes | Reptile Biology | Evolutionary Ecology | Zoology
    mesheuropmc: genetic structures

Color polymorphic sexual signals are often associated with alternative reproductive behaviors within populations, and the number, frequency, or type of morphs present often vary among populations. When these differences lead to assortative mating by population, the stud... View more
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