Ultrasonic vocalization of the female rat (Rattus norvegicus) during mating

  title={Ultrasonic vocalization of the female rat (Rattus norvegicus) during mating},
  author={David A. Thomas and Ronald J. Barfield},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Role of the ultrasonic vocalization of the female rat (Rattus norvegicus) in sexual behavior.
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Ultrasonic vocalizations of female Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) in response to social partners.
Results showed that females produced a higher total number of 50 kHz USVs to intact males than castrated males, and produced similar numbers of calls to both categories of females, and spent more time in the vicinity of male than female partners, regardless of the partners' gonadal status.
Acoustic signaling in the black rat (Rattus rattus).
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The Role of Ultrasonic Vocalizations in the Regulation of Reproduction in Rats a
The discussion that follows will focus primarily on those calls occurring during sexual activity and their possible roles in the coordination of reproduction.
Precontact 50-kHz vocalizations in male rats during acquisition of sexual experience.
PVs reflect a learning process that depends on a rewarding value of sociosexual contact in the course of acquisition of a sexual experience, and were most robustly elevated by contact with estrous females.


Ultrasonic vocalisations facilitate sexual behaviour of female rats
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Ultrasonic Vocalizations in Rat Sexual Behavior
It is concluded that ultrasonic vocalizations play a major role in the integration of reproductive activity in the Norway rat, Rattus norvegicus.
Sexual Behavior: Ultrasonic Postejaculatory Song of the Male Rat
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The Behavior of Communicating: An Analysis of the 22 kHz Call of Rats (Rattus norvegicus)
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Influence of gonadal hormones and sexual behavior on ultrasonic vocalization in rats: I. Treatment of females.
Data suggest that the 50-kHz vocalizations constitute a graded response influenced by the female's hormonal and sexual condition.
Relation between 22-kHz ultrasonic signals and sociosexual behavior in rats.
There was no consistent evidence that the emission of this call during the postejaculatory period consistently functions to keep the female away from the male.
Ultrasonic communication of adult myomorph rodents
Evidence for the laryngeal source of ultrasonic and audible cries of rodents
It is found that the rodent larynx may operate in two quite different sound production modes, audible and ultrasonic cries.