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

  title={Ultrasonic vocalization of the female rat (Rattus norvegicus) during mating},
  author={D. Thomas and R. J. Barfield},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • D. Thomas, R. J. Barfield
  • Published 1985
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract The characterization and frequency of occurrence of ultrasonic vocalizations produced by females rats ( Rattus norvegicus ) during copulation were investigated. By devocalizing one member of a male-female pair, it was demonstrated that female rats produce complex, brief 40–70-kHz vocalizations during copulation. These calls shared common structural characteristics with those produced by males and occurred with similar frequency. The female-produced vocalizations were controlled by a… CONTINUE READING
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