More information:

Narins, P.M., Lewis, E.R., Jarvis, J.J.U.M. and O’Riain, J. 1997. The Use of Seismic Signals by Fossorial Southern African Mammals: A Neuroethological Gold Mine. Brain Research Bulletin, 44(5): 641–646


Description:

The Use of Seismic Signals by Fossorial Southern African Mammals: A Neuroethological Gold Mine.

Summary / Notes:

Behavioral adaptations exhibited by two African fossorial mammals for the reception of vibrational signals are discussed. The Namib Desert golden mole (Eremitalpa granti namibensis) is a functionally blind, nocturnal insectivore in the family Chrysochloridae that surface forages nightly in the Namib desert. Both geophone and microphone recordings in the substrate suggest that the golden mole is able to detect termite colonies and other prey items solely using seismic cues. This animal exhibits a hypertrophied malleus, an adaptation favoring detection of low-frequency signals. In a field study of the Cape mole-rat (Georychus capensis), a subterranean rodent in the family Bathyergidae, both seismic and auditory signals were tested for their propagation characteristics. This solitary animal is entirely fossorial and apparently communicates with its conspecifics by drumming its hind legs on the burrow floor. Auditory signals attenuate rapidly in the substrate, whereas vibratory signals generated in one burrow are easily detectable in neighboring burrows. The sensitivity to substrate vibrations in two orders of burrowing mammals suggests that this sense is likely to be widespread within this taxon and may serve as a neuroethological model for understanding the evolution of vibrational communication. Neuroethological implications of these findings are discussed. Keywords: Vibrational communication, Cape mole-rat, Georychus, Golden mole, Eremitalpa, Foraging.

Year: 1997

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0361923097002864


Top 50 related results:

You may also be interested in the following items which are on a similar or related topic, listed in order of similarity.

Results per page:

Results: 1 to 50 of 50

To FILTER: Use the pale green row to filter the results on this page. Type in text or select from the year list.

Rows matching filter(s): All
What is this row? 
Data titleYearOriginFile typeDownloadkml/kmz
Fielden, L. J., Perrin, M. R. and Hickman, G. C. 1990. Feeding ecology and foraging behaviour of the Namib Desert golden mole, Eremitalpa granti namibensis (Chrysochloridae). Journal of Zoology, 220: 367–389
  » More info & related results
1990 Journal Article
Rathbun, G.B. and Rathbun, C.D. 2006. Habitat use by radio-tagged Namib Desert golden moles (Eremitalpa granti namibensis). African Journal of Ecolology, 45: 196–201
  » More info & related results
2006 Journal Article488 kb pdf
Preview
Perrin, M.R., Dempster, E.R., Downs, C.T. and Boyer, D.C. 1999. Gerbillurus tytonis. Mammalian Species, 607: 1-4
  » More info & related results
1999 Journal Article494 kb pdf
Preview
Mitchell, D., Laburn, H.P., Matter, M. and McClain, E. 1990. Fever in Namib and other ectotherms. In Seely, M.K. (ed). Namib ecology: 25 years of Namib research, pp. 179-192. Transvaal Museum Monograph No.7, Transvaal Museum, Pretoria
  » More info & related results
1990 Book, Book Section, Booklet4.94 mb pdf
Preview
Nel, J.A.J., Loutit, R.J., Braby, R. and Somers, M.J. 2013. Resource dispersion, territory size and group size of black-backed jackals on a desert coast. Acta Theriologica, 58(2): 189-197
  » More info & related results
2013 Journal Article
Seymour, R.S. and Seely, M.K. 1996. The respiratory environment of the Namib Desert Golden Mole. Journal of Arid Environments, 32(4): 453–461
  » More info & related results
1996 Journal Article
Fielden, L.J., Hickman, G.C. and Perrin, M.R. 1992. Locomotory activity in the Namib Desert golden mole Eremitalpa granti namibensis (Chrysochloridae). Journal of Zoology, 226(2): 329–344
  » More info & related results
1992 Journal Article
Brenneman, R.A., Louis, E E. and Fennessy, J. 2009. Genetic structure of two populations of the Namibian giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis. African Journal of Ecology, 47(4): 720–728
  » More info & related results
2009 Journal Article
Krug, C.B. 2004. Survival in the Namib: Adaptations of the striped mouse to an arid environment. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 59(2): 93-98
  » More info & related results
2004 Journal Article
Perrin, M.R., Boyer, H. and Boyer, D.C. 1992. Diets of the Hairy-Footed Gerbils Gerbillurus paeba abd G. tytonis from the dunes of the Namib Desert. Israel Journal of Zoology, 38(3-4): 373-383
  » More info & related results
1992 Journal Article
Joubert, E. and Louw, G.N. 1977. Preliminary observations in the digestive and renal efficiency of Hartmann's zebra Equus zebra hartmannae. Madoqua, 10(2): 119-121
  » More info & related results
1977 Journal Article263 kb pdf
Preview
Meester, J. 1964. Revision of the Chrysochloridae I. the desert golden mole Eremitalpa Roberts. Scientific Papers of the Namib Desert Research Station, 26: 1-8
  » More info & related results
1964 Journal Article1.14 mb pdf
Preview
Ishida, Y., Van Coeverden de Groot, P.J., Leggett, K.E.A., Putnam, A.S., Fox, V.E., Lai, J., Boag, P.T., Georgiadis, N.J. and Roca, A.L. 2016. Genetic connectivity across marginal habitats: the elephants of the Namib Desert. Ecology and Evolution, 6(17): 6189–6201
  » More info & related results
2016 Journal Article494 kb pdf
Preview
Seymour, R.S., Withers, P.C. and Weathers, W.W. 1998. Energetics of burrowing, running, and free-living in the Namib Desert golden mole (Eremitalpa namibensis). Journal of Zoology, 244(1): 107-117
  » More info & related results
1998 Journal Article
Viljoen, P.J. 1989. Habitat selection and preferred food plants of a desert-dwelling elephant population in the northern Namib Desert, South West Africa/Namibia. African Journal of Ecology, 27(3): 227–240
  » More info & related results
1989 Journal Article
Burke, A. 1997. The impact of large herbivores on floral composition and vegetation structure in the Naukluft Mountains, Namibia. Biodiversity and Conservation, 6(9): 1203-1217
  » More info & related results
1997 Journal Article
Spriggs, A. 2001. Kaokoveld desert (AT1310)
  » More info & related results
2001 Report
Spriggs, A. 2001. Namibian savanna woodlands (AT1316)
  » More info & related results
2001 Report
Kok, O.B. and Nel, J.A.J. 1996. The Kuiseb river as a linear oasis in the Namib desert. African Journal of Ecology, 34(1): 39–47
  » More info & related results
1996 Journal Article
Brehem, P. The Brown Hyena of Namibia’s Diamond Coast
  » More info & related results
2019 Website
Metago Environmental Engineers. 2009. Environmental Impact Assessment report for the proposed expansion project at Langer Heinrich Mine. Prepared for: Langer Heinrich Uranium (Pty) Limited. Metago Project Number: L016-01, Report No. 2, August 2009 - Appendix I: Biodiversity Studies - Phase-2 environmentla baseline study of vertebrates in mining licence area 140 (ML140) of the Langer Heinrich Uranium Mine
  » More info & related results
2009 Report1.99 mb pdf
Preview
Cunningham, P.L. 2010. Vertebrate fauna & flora associated with the uranium EPL 3496 - Inca and TRS areas. pp. 47
  » More info & related results
2010 Report
Skinner, J.D. and van Aarde, R.J. 1991. Bone Collecting by Brown Hyaenas Hyaena brunnea in the Central Namib Desert, Namibia. Journal of Archaeological Science, 18: 513-523
  » More info & related results
1991 Journal Article
Radio-Collaring Elephants in Namibia with Keith Leggett - EarthWatch Institute (US/International)
  » More info & related results
2019 Website
Leggett, K. 2008. Annual Report 2008 For the International Elephant Foundation (January 2008 - December 2008)
  » More info & related results
2008 Report
Leggett, K. 2010. Daily and hourly movement of male desert-dwelling elephants. African Journal of Ecology, 48(1): 197–205
  » More info & related results
2010 Journal Article
Masson, M.J. and Naris, P.M. 2002. Seismic Sensitivity in the Desert Golden Mole (Eremitalpa granti): A Review. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 116(2): 158-163
  » More info & related results
2002DRFN DLIBJournal Article
Henschel, J. R. and Tilson, R.L. 1988. How much does a spotted hyaena eat: perspective from the Namib Desert. African Journal of Ecology, 26(4): 247-255
  » More info & related results
1988DRFN DLIBJournal Article
Buffenstein, R. 1985. The effect of a high fibre diet on energy and water balance in two Namib desert rodents. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 155(2): 211-218
  » More info & related results
1985 Journal Article
Griffin, M. 1993. Annotated checklist and conservation status of mammals, reptiles and amphibians of the Sperrgebiet, southern Namib Desert, Namibia
  » More info & related results
1993 Report5.35 mb pdf
Preview
Tilson, R.L. and Hamilton, W.J. 1984. Social dominance and feeding patterns of spotted hyaenas. Animal Behaviour, 32(3): 715–724
  » More info & related results
1984 Journal Article
Lindeque, M. and Lindeque, P.M. 1991. Satellite tracking of elephants in northwestern Namibia. African Journal of Ecology, 29(3): 196–206
  » More info & related results
1991 Journal Article
du P. Bothma, J., Nel, J.A.J. and Macdonald, A. 1984. Food niche separation between four sympatric Namib Desert carnivores. Journal of Zoology, 202(3): 327–340
  » More info & related results
1984 Journal Article
Fielden, L.J. 1991. Home range and movements of the Namib Desert golden mole, Eremitalpa granti namibensis (Chrysochloridae). Journal of Zoology, 223(4): 675–686
  » More info & related results
1991 Journal Article
Goldenberg, F., Glanzl, M., Henschel, J.R., Funk, S.M. and Millesi, E. 2008. Gait choice in desert-living black-backed jackals. Journal of Zoology, 275(2): 124–129
  » More info & related results
2008 Journal Article271 kb pdf
Preview
Avery, G., Avery, D.M., Braine, S. and Loutit, R. 1987. Prey of coastal black-backed jackal Canis mesomelas (Mammalia: Canidae) in the Skeleton Coast Park, Namibia. Journal of Zoology, 213(1): 81–94
  » More info & related results
1987 Journal Article
Cooney, R. 1998. The Damaraland mole-rat: social life in the Kalahari. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 53(2): 219-225
  » More info & related results
1998 Journal Article
Tilson, R., von Blottnitz, F. and Henschel, J. 1980. Prey selection by spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta) in the Namib Desert. Madoqua, 12(1): 41-49
  » More info & related results
1980 Journal Article617 kb pdf
Preview
Coetzee, C.G. 1969. The distribution of mammals in the Namib Desert and adjoining inland escarpment. Scientific Papers of the Namib Desert Research Station, 40: 23-36
  » More info & related results
1969 Journal Article2.64 mb pdf
Preview
Hopwood, A.T. and Lang, H. 1929. New and little-known mammals from the Miocene of Africa. American Museum Novitates, 344
  » More info & related results
1929 Journal Article794 kb pdf
Preview
Holm, E. 1969. Contribution to the knowledge of the biology of the Namib Desert golden mole, Eremitalpa granti namibensis Bauer and Niethammer 1959. Scientific Papers of the Namib Desert Research Station, 41: 37-42
  » More info & related results
1969 Journal Article1.11 mb pdf
Preview
Wiesel, I. 2005. Inventory, mapping and increased awareness of the brown hyena and other large predators in the Sperrgebiet and surrounding areas, Namibia
  » More info & related results
2005DRFN DLIBReport5.51 mb pdf
Preview
Brain, C. 1990. Spatial usage of a desert environment by baboons (Papio ursinus). Journal of Arid Environments, 18: 67-73
  » More info & related results
1990 Journal Article2.99 mb pdf
Preview
Viljoen, P.J. 1988. The ecology of the desert-dwelling elephants Loxodonta africana (Blumenbach, 1797) of the western Damaraland and Kaokoland
  » More info & related results
1988 Thesis
Laycock, P.A. 1975. A brief gerbil trapping survey in an inter-dune valley in the Namib Desert. Madoqua, Series II, 4(74-80): 95-97
  » More info & related results
1975DRFN DLIBJournal Article1.87 mb pdf
Preview
Gil-Romera, G., Scott, L., Marais, E. and Brook, G.A. 1991. Holocene environmental changes in Namibia inferred from pollen analysis of swamp and lake deposits. The Holocene, 16(8): 1073-1084
  » More info & related results
1991 Journal Article
Appleton, C.C. and Brain, C. 1992. The gastro-intestinal parasites of the baboon, Papio cynocephalus ursinus, in the Namib Desert. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 33(3): 257–265
  » More info & related results
1992 Journal Article
Rathbun, G.B. and Dumbacher, J.P. 2015. Home range and use of diurnal shelters by the Etendeka round-eared sengi, a newly discovered Namibian endemic desert mammal. PeerJ 3:e1302; DOI 10.7717/peerj.1302
  » More info & related results
2015 Journal Article21.02 mb pdf
Preview
Lehmann, D. 2015. Dietary and spatial strategies of gemsbok (Oryx g. gazella) and springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) in response to drought in the desert environment of the Kunene Region, Namibia. Doctor rerum naturalium (Dr. rer. nat.), Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy of the Freie Universität Berlin
  » More info & related results
2015 Thesis8.66 mb pdf
Preview
Henschel, J.R., Tilson, R. and von Blottnitz, F. 1979. Implications of a spotted hyaena bone assemblage in the Namib Desert. The South African Archaeological Bulletin, 34(130): 127-131
  » More info & related results
1979 Journal Article

» Links to useful free software for working with shapefiles, kml and kmz files, pdf files and more.