Seismic signal transmission between burrows of the Cape mole-rat, Georychus capensis

  title={Seismic signal transmission between burrows of the Cape mole-rat, Georychus capensis},
  author={P. Narins and O. J. Reichman and J. Jarvis and E. Lewis},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  • P. Narins, O. J. Reichman, +1 author E. Lewis
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A
  • SummaryBoth seismic and auditory signals were tested for their propagation characteristics in a field study of the Cape mole-rat (Georychus capensis), a subterranean rodent in the family Bathyergidae. This solitary animal is entirely fossorial and apparently communicates with its conspecifics by alternately drumming its hind legs on the burrow floor. Signal production in this species is sexually dimorphic, and mate attraction is likely mediated primarily by seismic signalling between… CONTINUE READING

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