Data from: Sound amplification by means of a horn-like roosting structure in Spix's disc-winged bat

Gloriana Chaverri & Erin H. Gillam
While sound is a signal modality widely used by many animals, it is very susceptible to attenuation, hampering effective long-distance communication. A strategy to minimize sound attenuation that has been historically used by humans is to use acoustic horns; to date, no other animal is known to use a similar structure to increase sound intensity. Here, we describe how the use of a roosting structure that resembles an acoustic horn (the tapered tubes that form...

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  • North Dakota State University
  • Boston University