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Animal signals are kept honest because only the fittest individuals can deal with their cost.

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Fri Apr 20 2018

Damage to females during copulation is a side-effect of male adaptations to increase fertilizations not an adaptive strategy in its own right

Posted by: gentbt Posted Tue Apr 17 2018

Conflicts between animals may be decided by which is bigger, but also by some ‘convention’, such as who found a resource first, that enables animals to avoid fighting too much

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Fri Oct 27 2017

Conflicts between animals are usually settled without injury, but such ritualised harmless fighting has evolved because it is good for individuals, not for the “survival of the species”

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Fri Oct 27 2017

Environmental variation combined with infant mortality could make it difficult for females to identify the best males

Posted by: Andrew Higginson Posted Tue Aug 29 2017

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