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A Review on the Seismic Signal in Fossorial Rodents
Author of the article:ZHANG Feiyu, ZHOU Jianwei, HUA Limin*
Author's Workplace:Key Laboratory of Grassland Ecosystem of the Ministry of Education, College of Rangeland Science, Gansu Agricultural University, Lanzhou 730070, China
Key Words:rodents; seismic communication; seismic signal
Abstract:Fossorial rodents generally live in dark and complex underground tunnel environments, which leads to the development of seismic communication between rodent individuals or colonies. Seismic communication is a unique mode of animal communication, and study on the seismic communication of fossorial rodents is one of research hotspots in animal behavioral ecology. Understanding the producing and receiving body parts, characteristics, and biological meaning of seismic signals are of great significance to facilitate the development of basic research related to fossorial rodents. However, the lifestyle of fossorial rodents living underground brings a challenge for studying their seismic communication. Here, we review the species, the distribution, the producing/receiving body parts and function of seismic signals, and the research methods of worldwide rodent species with seismic communication, and we also prospect the possibility of applying seismic signal in rodent pest control, medicine, which may provide important reference for the further study on the seismic signal of fossorial rodents.
2019,38(4): 464-471 收稿日期:2018-11-22
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