publication . Article . 2010

Female mate choice and the potential for ornament evolution in túngara frogs Physalaemus pustulosus

Michael J. Ryan; Ximena E. Bernal; A. Stanley Rand;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2010 Journal: Current Zoology (issn: 1674-5507, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>The potential for ornament evolution in response to sexual selection rests on the interaction between the permissiveness or selectivity of female preferences and the constraints on male development of signaling related traits. We investigate the former by determining how latent female preferences either exaggerate the magnitude of current traits (i.e. elaborations) or favor novel traits (i.e. innovations). In túngara frogs, females prefer complex mating calls (whine-chucks) to simple calls (whine only). The whine is critical for mate recognition while the chuck further enhances the attractiveness of the call. Here we use...
Subjects
free text keywords: Mate choice, Ornament, Evolution, Túngara frogs, Physalaemus pustulosus, Zoology, QL1-991, Animal Science and Zoology, Stimulus (physiology), Communication, business.industry, business, Biology, Physalaemus, biology.organism_classification, Ecology, Attractiveness, Sexual selection
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publication . Article . 2010

Female mate choice and the potential for ornament evolution in túngara frogs Physalaemus pustulosus

Michael J. Ryan; Ximena E. Bernal; A. Stanley Rand;