Orangutan (Pongo spp.) whistling and implications for the emergence of an open-ended call repertoire: a replication and extension.

@article{Lameira2013OrangutanS,
  title={Orangutan (Pongo spp.) whistling and implications for the emergence of an open-ended call repertoire: a replication and extension.},
  author={Adriano R. Lameira and Madeleine E. Hardus and Bernd Kowalsky and Han de Vries and Berry M. Spruijt and E H M Sterck and Robert W. Shumaker and Serge A. Wich},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2013},
  volume={134 3},
  pages={2326-35}
}
One of the most apparent discontinuities between non-human primate (primate) call communication and human speech concerns repertoire size. The former is essentially fixed to a limited number of innate calls, while the latter essentially consists of numerous learned components. Consequently, primates are thought to lack laryngeal control required to produce learned voiced calls. However, whether they may produce learned voiceless calls awaits investigation. Here, a case of voiceless call… CONTINUE READING

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