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Ultrasonic communication in Gliridae (Rodentia): The hazel dormouse ( Muscardinus avellanarius ) as a case study

Ancillotto, Leonardo; Sozio, Giulia; Mortelliti, Alessio; Russo, Danilo


Ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs) have been detected in a range of small mammals, particularly rodents, and are associated not only with different social behaviours, e.g. sexual behaviour and aggression, but also with non-social behaviour in several species of mammals, including echolocation and as a by-product of respiration. Rodents in the Gliridae family are known to broadcast a variety of signals, but the behavioural relevance of the latter is poorly known. The aim of our study was to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Bioacoustics
DOI: 10.1080/09524622.2013.838146


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