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The Role of Habitat in Crocodilian Communication


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All crocodilians have a particular category of signals used as advertisement calls during the mating season. Each call is a combination of a few components with different physical properties, such as body postures, vocal calls, headslaps, and infrasound vibrations. These components differ in their capacity to carry information about the animal's status and location, and their use is adapted to habitat structure. Vocal sounds are used more in fragmented aquatic habitats where they are more effective, while slaps are used more in continuous aquatic habitats. A comparison of signaling and preferred habitats by extant crocodilian species, as well as of signaling by allopatric conspecific populations inhabiting different habitats, confirms this theory. But in populations inhabiting mixed habitats, individual animals do not adjust their signal composition to habitat structure, which means that the observed differences between populations and species are evolved adaptations. In the course of the study, novel information on signaling was obtained for many crocodilians, providing insights into their ecology and evolutionary history.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC101405
AuthorVladimir Dinets
Number of Pages96
Publishing Year2011-04-29T00:00:00.000
Edition1 st
Book TypeZoology: Vertebrates
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
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