Intrapopulational variation in the intensity of sexual selection in breeding aggregations of Woodhouse's toad ( Bufo woodhousei).

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Abstract

The substantial variation in intensity of sexual selection is independent of breeding period length, but is positively related to chorus size and the corresponding operational sex ratio (OSR). The decrease in OSR with chorus size suggests that large choruses do not attract proportionately more females, and therefore that males do not enjoy a higher probability of mating in large aggregations. Results do not support the hypothesis that the evolution of lek mating behavior is in part shaped by female preference for large aggregations of males.-from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-90
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Herpetology
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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