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  1. sexual selectionnoun

    A type of natural selection, where members of the sexes acquire distinct forms either because the members of one sex choose mates with particular features or because in the competition for mates among the members of one sex only those with certain traits succeed.

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  1. Sexual selection

    Sexual selection is a mode of natural selection in which some individuals outreproduce others of a population because they are better at securing mates. The concept was introduced by Charles Darwin in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species, is a significant element of his theory of natural selection. The sexual form of selection His sexual selection examples include ornate peacock feathers, birds of Paradise, the antlers of stag, and the manes of lions. Darwin greatly expands his initial three-page treatment of Sexual Selection in the 1871 book The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex. This 900-page, two-volume work includes 70 pages on sexual selection in human evolution, and 500 pages on sexual selection in other animals. In summary, while natural selection results from the struggle to survive, sexual selection emerges from the struggle to reproduce.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sexual selection in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

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    The numerical value of sexual selection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    The tail fan is aerodynamically functional, whereas the elongated central paired plumes are used for display, which together reflect the interplay between natural selection and sexual selection.

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    The well-preserved tail feathers in this new fossil bird provide great new information about how sexual selection has shaped the avian tail from their earliest stage, the complexity we see in Yuanchuavis's feathers is related to one of the reasons we hypothesize why living birds are so incredibly diverse, because they can separate themselves into different species just by differences in plumage and differences in song.

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