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Wen Liao and Xin Lu (2011)

Male mating success in the Omei treefrog (Rhacophorus omeimontis): the influence of body size and age

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 141(2):3-10.

In anuran mate choice, advantaged males are generally known to be larger or older individuals. To test whether male mating success in the foam-nesting treefrog Rhacophorus omeimontis, a species distributed in western China, correlated with body size and age, we analysed differences in body size and age among three types of males. Males were classified as mated, joining or unmated at the time of sampling with joining males being additional males joining pairs in amplexus. Our results showed that there were no significant differences in body size among the three types of males. However, age was an important factor, with mated males being significantly older than joining and unmated males, which indicated that older individuals tended to have greater mating success than younger frogs.

Sexual selection; age; body size; Rhacophorus omeimontis
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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