Auditory communication processing in bats: What we know and where to go.

  title={Auditory communication processing in bats: What we know and where to go.},
  author={Angeles Salles and Kirsten M. Bohn and Cynthia F. Moss},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  volume={133 3},
Bats are the second largest mammalian order, with over 1,300 species. These animals show diverse behaviors, diets, and habitats. Most bats produce ultrasonic vocalizations and perceive their environment by processing information carried by returning echoes of their calls. Echolocation is achieved through a sophisticated audio-vocal system that allows bats to emit and detect frequencies that can range from ten to hundreds of kilohertz. In addition, most bat species are gregarious, and produce… 

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