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epigamic selectionepigamische Selektion (ger.)

  • Selection for sexual attractiveness to potential mates.

    The term sexual selection as used by Darwin should be replaced by two terms—epigamic selection and intra-sexual selection […] the former will include selection involving display-characters common to both sexes.

    Huxley, J.S. (1938). Darwin’s theory of sexual selection and the data subsumed by it, in the light of recent research. Amer. Nat. 72, 416-433: 431.