Frequency-dependent sexual selection with respect to offspring fitness returns is consistent with predictions from rock-paper-scissors dynamics in the European common lizard

Patrick S. Fitze, Virginia González Jimena, Luis M. San-Jose, Benoit Heulin and Barry Sinervo. Front. Ecol. Evol. 11 (2014). Here we tested this prediction using the common lizard Zootoca vivipara, a species with three male color morphs (orange, white, yellow) that exhibit morph frequency cycles. In a first step we tested the congruence of the morph frequency change with the predicted change in three independent populations, differing in male color morph frequency and state of the FD morph cycle. Leer más.