The combined effect of intensity and the temporal relationship of stimuli on phonotaxis in female painted reed frogs Hyperolius marmoratus

  title={The combined effect of intensity and the temporal relationship of stimuli on phonotaxis in female painted reed frogs Hyperolius marmoratus
  author={M. Dyson and N. Passmore},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
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  • M. Ryan
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
  • 1983
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