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Phylogenetic Analysis of the Evolution of Alternative Social Behavior in the Manakins (Aves: Pipridae)

Richard O. Prum
Evolution
Vol. 48, No. 5 (Oct., 1994), pp. 1657-1675
DOI: 10.2307/2410255
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2410255
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Phylogenetic Analysis of the Evolution of Alternative Social Behavior in the Manakins (Aves: Pipridae)
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Abstract

Phylogenetic analyses of lekking, lek spatial organization, and cooperative and coordinated lek display in the manakins (Aves: Pipridae) demonstrate that variation in social behavior in the group has a strong, phylogenetic component. Two of the three classes of social behavior examined also show significant phylogenetic constraints. Current adaptive plasticity models are insufficient to explain the phylogenetic variation in these behaviors in the manakins. These findings support the conclusion that vertebrate reproductive social behavior has an evolutionary history, and that it is not determined solely by adaptive individual plasticity to current conditions. The evolution of social behavior, particularly through sexual selection, can have historical consequences that can limit subsequent behavioral adaptation.

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