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The Echolocation Assemblage: Acoustic Ensembles in a Neotropical Habitat

  • James H. Fullard
  • Jacqueline J. Belwood
Part of the NATO ASI Science book series (NSSA, volume 156)


Simmons et al. (1979), Fenton and Fullard (1979), Fenton (1984) and Neuweiler (1984) suggest that the echolocation patterns of bats may be affected by certain ecological factors (e.g. foraging strategies, prey defences). The echolocation calls of 37 species of bats from the island of Barro Colorado (BCI), Republica de Panama were recorded and the acoustic characteristics of these calls are being co-related with the natural histories of the bats in collaboration with the studies of C.O. Handley, Jr. of the U.S. Museum of Natural History.


Will Emit Echolocation Call Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Tympanic Organ Secondary Selection 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • James H. Fullard
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jacqueline J. Belwood
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of TorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of EntomologyUniversity of FloridaUSA

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