SCHLEICH Cristian Eric
Acoustic signals of a solitary subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum (Rodentia: ctenomyidae): physical characteristics and behavioural correlates.
SCHLEICH, C.E, BUSCH, C
Journal of Ethology
Año: 2002 vol. 20 p. 123 - 123
The purpose of this study was to analyse and describe vocalizations of a solitary subterranean rodent, Ctenomys talarum . In adult C. talarum five different sounds (four true vocalizations and one mechanical sound) were recorded during different behavioural contexts. Using data from the laboratory and literature, we classified these vocalizations as territorial, distress, and mating calls. We found that the vocalization range in C. talarum is shifted towards low frequencies, which transmit better in underground burrows and match well the hearing range described for other species of subterranean rodents. These low-frequency vocalizations, also found in other non-related subterranean rodents, may reflect an adaptation to the acoustic conditions of the habita