Voices of the past: a review of Paleozoic and Mesozoic animal sounds

  title={Voices of the past: a review of Paleozoic and Mesozoic animal sounds},
  author={P. Senter},
  journal={Historical Biology},
  pages={255 - 287}
  • P. Senter
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Historical Biology
  • Here, I present a review and synthesis of fossil and neontological evidence to find major trends in the pre-Cenozoic evolution of animal acoustic behaviour. Anatomical, ecological and phylogenetic data support the following scenario. Stridulating insects, including crickets, performed the first terrestrial twilight choruses during the Triassic. The twilight chorus was joined by water boatmen in the Lower Jurassic, anurans in the Upper Jurassic, geckoes and birds in the Lower Cretaceous, and… CONTINUE READING
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