Vocalizations of wild Asian elephants (Elephas maximus): structural classification and social context.

  title={Vocalizations of wild Asian elephants (Elephas maximus): structural classification and social context.},
  author={Smita Nair and Rohini Balakrishnan and Chandra Sekhar Seelamantula and Raman Sukumar},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={126 5},
Elephants use vocalizations for both long and short distance communication. Whereas the acoustic repertoire of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) has been extensively studied in its savannah habitat, very little is known about the structure and social context of the vocalizations of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), which is mostly found in forests. In this study, the vocal repertoire of wild Asian elephants in southern India was examined. The calls could be classified into four… 

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