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Diversity in mating and parental sex roles

Herridge EJ, Murray RL, Gwynne DT & Bussiere L (2016) Diversity in mating and parental sex roles. In: Kliman RM (ed.). Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology, Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 453-458.

The sexes usually differ in their behavior and morphology in predictable ways: males typically compete for mates and females are often choosy. However, these sex differences, known as the ‘sex roles,’ can vary substantially among and within species. We summarize the main characters that comprise sex roles, review the evolutionary causes of general patterns of sex differences, and explore how systems that deviate from these patterns can provide strong tests of sexual selection theory.

Armaments; Female armaments; Female ornaments; Female weapons; Mate choice; Ornaments; Parental care; Sexual receptivity; Sexual selection; Social selection; Weapons

EditorKliman RM
AuthorsHerridge Elizabeth J, Murray Rosalind L, Gwynne Darryl T, Bussiere Luc
Publication date2016
Place of publicationOxford
ISBN 978-0-12-800049-6
eISBN 9780128004265
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