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Anuran Communication


Social life of amphibians is generally loud. Besides calling, many frogs also communicate by means of visual, tactile, chemical or even seismic signals. Therefore, to solve the mysteries of anuran communication we are investigating their multimodal channels of signal transmission and reception.

Our current main projects focus on voiceless or on earless species of the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest.

Have a look at some selected Frog communication and related papers below

Goutte et al. 2019. Intense bone fluorescence reveals hidden patterns in pumpkin toadlets. Scientific Reports. PDF

Goutte et al. 2017. Evidence of auditory insensitivity to vocalisation frequencies in two frogs. Scientific Reports. PDF


Forti et al. 2017. Behavioural response evoked by conspecific distress calls in two Neotropical treefrogs. Ethology. PDF


Forti et al. 2017. Can treefrog phylogeographical clades and species' phylogenetic topologies be recovered by bioacoustical analyses? Plos One. PDF

Köhler et al. 2017. The use of bioacoustics in anuran taxonomy: theory, terminology, methods and recommendations for best practice. Zootaxa. PDF

Dena et al. 2018. Safeguard our audiovisual heritage. Nature. PDF

Toledo et al. 2015. The value of audiovisual archives. Science. PDF

WASIS is our recently developed freeware software. It compares sound files and identify different species (not only anurans) based on your self-constructed call library. Try the current version and help us to improve it!
For additional data and other publications click here!


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