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Female Preferences for Call Properties of Giant Spiny Frog (Quasipaa spinosa)

Female Preferences for Call Properties of Giant Spiny Frog (Quasipaa spinosa)

Yanyan Yu1,2,3, Yizhong Hu1, Qipeng Zhang1, Rongquan Zheng1,4,*, Bing Shen1, Shenshen Kong1 and Ke Li1

1Key Laboratory of Wildlife Biotechnology and Conservation and Utilization of Zhejiang Province, and Institute of Ecology, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, Zhejiang, China
2School of Life Sciences, Henan University, Kaifeng, Henan 475004, China
3School of Science and Technology, Xinyang College, Xinyang, Henan, 464000, China
4Xingzhi College of Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, Zhejiang, China

Yanyan Yu and Yizhong Hu have contributed equally to this paper.

*      Corresponding author: zhengrq@zjnu.cn

 

Fig. 1.

Linear relationship between pulse rate and dominant frequency for Q. spinosa.

Fig. 2.

Linear relationship between pulse rate and fundamental frequency for Q. spinosa.

Fig. 3.

Different variation tendencies in dominant frequency (A), fundamental frequency (B), the first formant (F1, C), the second formant (F2, D), and pulse rate (E) across five breeding periods (mid-April, early May, late June, mid-July, and early September). Each point represents the mean (±SE) acoustic signals of 40 males.

Fig. 4.

Phonotactic scores of females to call models varying in call duration (A). Scores were calculated by dividing each control trial by the mean control trial of that female. Each point represents the mean (±SE) of 10 females. The number of notes used in the control trials was 4. Graphs illustrating the phonotactic scores of females to call models varying in call rate (B). Each point represents the mean (±SE) of 10 females. The call rate used in the control trials was 15n/min.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 52, Iss. 3, Pages 825-1224

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