Publication
Title
What noseleaves do for FM bats depends on their degree of sensorial specialization
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Abstract
Many bats vocalizing through their nose carry a prominent noseleaf that is involved in shaping the emission beam of these animals. To our knowledge, the exact role of these appendages has not been thoroughly investigated as for no single species both the hearing and the emission spatial sensitivities have been obtained. In this paper, we set out to evaluate the complete spatial sensitivity of two species of New World leaf-nosed bats: Micronycteris microtis and Phyllostomus discolor. From an ecological point of view, these species are interesting as they belong to the same family (Phyllostomidae) and their noseleaves are morphologically similar. They differ vastly in the niche they occupy. Comparing these species allows us to relate differences in function of the noseleaf to the ecological background of bat species.
Language
English
Source (journal)
PLoS ONE
Publication
2010
ISSN
1932-6203
Volume/pages
5:8(2010), p. e11893,1-e11893,13
ISI
000280968000001
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
ChiRoPing - Developing Versatile and Robust Perception using Sonar Systems that Ingegrate Active Sensing, Morphology and Behaviour.
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Creation 18.08.2010
Last edited 08.12.2017
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