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

@article{Narins1992SeismicST,
  title={Seismic signal transmission between burrows of the Cape mole-rat, Georychus capensis},
  author={Peter M. Narins and O. J. Reichman and Jennifer U. M. Jarvis and Edwin Lewis},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={1992},
  volume={170},
  pages={13-21}
}
Both 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 individuals in… CONTINUE READING

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