Data from: Selection is stronger in early-versus-late stages of divergence in a Neotropical livebearing fish
Ingley, Spencer J.; Johnson, Jerald B. (2016), Data from: Selection is stronger in early-versus-late stages of divergence in a Neotropical livebearing fish, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.17sq0
How selection acts to drive trait evolution at different stages of divergence is of fundamental importance in our understanding of the origins of biodiversity. Yet, most studies have focused on a single point along an evolutionary trajectory. Here, we provide a case study evaluating the strength of divergent selection acting on life-history traits at early-versus-late stages of divergence in Brachyrhaphis fishes. We find that the difference in selection is stronger in the early-diverged population than the late-diverged population, and that trait differences acquired early are maintained over time.