Speciation: Frog Mimics Prefer Their Own
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CitationMallet, James. 2014. “Speciation: Frog Mimics Prefer Their Own.” Current Biology 24 (22) (November): R1094–R1096. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.10.001.
AbstractRanitomeya poison frogs in the Peruvian Amazon mimic one another, a rare example of Müllerian mimicry in vertebrates. In Ranitomeya imitator, courtship is more likely between same-coloured mimics than between differently coloured mimics. Divergence in mimicry may therefore play a role in the origin of new species.
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