The evolution of nonhuman primate loud calls: Acoustic adaptation for long-distance transmission

@article{Mitani2007TheEO,
  title={The evolution of nonhuman primate loud calls: Acoustic adaptation for long-distance transmission},
  author={John C. Mitani and Jennifer Stuht},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2007},
  volume={39},
  pages={171-182}
}
Many nonhuman primates produce species-typical loud calls used to communicate between and within groups over long distances. Given their observed spacing functions, primate loud calls are likely to show acoustic adaptations to increase their propagation over distance. Here we evaluate the hypothesis that primates emit loud calls at relatively low sound frequencies to minimize their attenuation. We tested this hypothesis within and between species. First, we compared the frequencies of loud… CONTINUE READING
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