Discovery of a low frequency sound source in Mysticeti (baleen whales): anatomical establishment of a vocal fold homolog.

Abstract

The mechanism of mysticete (baleen whale) vocalization has remained a mystery. Vocal folds (true vocal "cords"), the structures responsible for sound production in terrestrial mammals, were thought to be absent in whales. This study tests the hypothesis that the mysticete larynx possesses structures homologous to vocal folds and that they are capable of… (More)

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@article{Reidenberg2007DiscoveryOA, title={Discovery of a low frequency sound source in Mysticeti (baleen whales): anatomical establishment of a vocal fold homolog.}, author={Joy S. Reidenberg and Jeffrey T. Laitman}, journal={Anatomical record}, year={2007}, volume={290 6}, pages={745-59} }