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Vocalizations of eight species of Atelopus (Anura: Bufonidae) with comments on communication in the genus

Copeia

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Abstract

Vocalizations of frogs of the genus Atelopus include three discrete types of signals: pulsed calls, pure tone calls, and short calls. Repertoire composition is conservative across species. Repertoires of most species whose calls have been recorded contain two or three of these identifiable call types. Within a call type, details of call structure are very similar across species. This apparent lack of divergence in calls may be related to the rarity of sympatry among species of Atelopus and to the relative importance of visual communication in their social interactions.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Vocalizations of eight species of Atelopus (Anura: Bufonidae) with comments on communication in the genus
Series title:
Copeia
Volume
1990
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
631-643
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Copeia
First page:
631
Last page:
643
Number of Pages:
13