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Research Development of Vocal Communication in Cervidae
Author of the article:ZUO Zhili1, YANG Ping2, CHEN Yuqian1, LIU Yang1*
Author's Workplace:1. Chengdu Zoo, Chengdu 610081, China;
2. School of Physical Education, Shangrao Normal University, Shangrao, Jiangxi Province 334001, China
Key Words:Cervidae; vocal communication; vocal mechanisms; mating system; competition; discrimination
Abstract:Deer rely on visual, olfactory and auditory cues to communicate. Vocal signals constitute a very efficient system of communication, and play a central role in connecting the members of the group. In this review, we listed various types of calls in Cervidae, such as rutting calls, alarm calls, contact calls and distress calls, and then the vocal mechanisms were summarized. We also discussed the relationship between acoustic parameters and signaler information, the effects of calls on reproductive behaviors of both sexes, as well as the intraspecific and interspecific discriminations of vocal signals. Additionally, we also introduced several research methods for the vocal communication in Cervidae. Finally, we proposed some potential study fields for the vocal communication in Cervidae and provided some positive suggestions.
2018,37(4): 474-480 收稿日期:2018-01-22
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