Sexual Selection and Extinction

April 11, 2018
Researcher with microscope

Adrian James Testa, Smithsonian

Gene Hunt, curator of Ostracoda for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, with a deep-sea ostracode specimen under the microscope. Hunt and a team of researchers drew on the museum’s ostracode collection to understand the role of sexual selection in extinction. Their findings were published in Nature April 11.

Credit: Adrian James Testa, Smithsonian

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