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

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Michael J. RYAN, Ximena E. BERNA, A. Stanley RAND (2010)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Journal: Current Zoology (issn: 1674-5507)
  • Subject: Mate choice | Ornament | Evolution | Túngara frogs | Physalaemus pustulosus | Zoology | QL1-991

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 h... View more
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