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dc.creatorChaverri Echandi, Gloriana
dc.creatorGillam, Erin H.
dc.creatorKunz, Thomas H.
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-20T20:36:57Z
dc.date.available2018-06-20T20:36:57Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn1465-7279
dc.identifier.issn1045-2249
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/74957
dc.description.abstractAcoustic signals are important in maintaining group cohesion, particularly in highly mobile species. For these signals to facilitate group cohesion, individuals must be able to recognize, and respond to, calls emitted by group members. In this study, we document the use and recognition of complementary contact calls in Spix’s disc-winged bat (Thyroptera tricolor), a species known to form very stable social groups despite using an extremely ephemeral roosting resource. This bat uses 2 sets of calls: “inquiry,” which are emitted by flying bats that are seeking roosts or group mates, and “response,” which are produced in reply to an inquiry call by individuals that have already located a roost. Here, we test if bats are capable of discriminating between the inquiry and response calls of group and nongroup mates using playback experiments. Results show that flying bats can discriminate between the inquiry and response calls emitted by group and nongroup members and can maintain contact preferentially with the former. Roosting bats, however, exhibited no preference for group over nongroup members and thus responded indiscriminately. We argue that differences in how individuals respond to calls from group and nongroup members may be partly attributed to the costs associated with flight and the potential benefits of recruiting roost mates.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipCommittee for Research and Exploration of the National Geographic Society/[8973-11]//Estados Unidoses_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
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dc.sourceBehavioral Ecology, Vol. 24(2), 2013es_ES
dc.subjectBatses_ES
dc.subjectDisc-winged es_ES
dc.subject599.4 Chiroptera (Quirópteros, Murciélagos)es_ES
dc.titleA call-and-response system facilitates group cohesion among disc-winged batses_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.typeArtículo científicoes_ES
dc.date.updated2018-05-20T13:52:11Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/beheco/ars188
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Sedes Regionales::Sede del Sures_ES


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