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Ecology and taxonomy-driven deviations in the frog call-body size relationship across the diverse Australian frog fauna

Hoskin, Conrad; James, S.; Grigg, G.C.


Relationships between some properties of frog calls and body size are widely recognized. However, generality across call components and diverse faunas, and sources of deviation, remain poorly tested. Using 116 east Australian frog species, we tested the relationship between three call traits and body size, and the effects of taxonomic family and calling habitat. Call dominant frequency (DF) has a highly significant negative relationship with size, whereas call duration and pulse rate do not....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Zoology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2009.00550.x


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