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Acoustic communication in lions and its use in territoriality.


Ramsauer, S (2005). Acoustic communication in lions and its use in territoriality. Cognition, Brain, Behavior, 9(3):539-550.

Abstract

In the fission-fusion societies of lions, acoustic communication plays a vital role in the context of territorial defence. In order to study acoustic communication in lions, many studies have used playback experiments to simulate intrusions of foreign prides. Here, I present a review on the territorial signalling in big cats in general and lions in particular. Additionally, I describe the methods I used to study intra-group communication in a free-ranging lion population in Botswana, Southern Africa, and critically compare them with the methods previously used in other studies.

In the fission-fusion societies of lions, acoustic communication plays a vital role in the context of territorial defence. In order to study acoustic communication in lions, many studies have used playback experiments to simulate intrusions of foreign prides. Here, I present a review on the territorial signalling in big cats in general and lions in particular. Additionally, I describe the methods I used to study intra-group communication in a free-ranging lion population in Botswana, Southern Africa, and critically compare them with the methods previously used in other studies.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Zoology (former)
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
590 Animals (Zoology)
Language:English
Date:2005
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:15
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:14
Publisher:Romanian Association of Cognitive Sciences
ISSN:1224-8398

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