Vol. 12 No. 1 (2017)
Short Note

The advertisement call of <em>Pristimantis subsigillatus</em> (Anura, Craugastoridae)

Florina Stanescu
Ovidius University Constanţa
Rafael Márquez
Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC)
Paul Székely
Ovidius University Constanţa
Dan Cogalniceanu
Ovidius University Constanţa
Published June 30, 2017
How to Cite
Stanescu, F., Márquez, R., Székely, P., & Cogalniceanu, D. (2017). The advertisement call of <em>Pristimantis subsigillatus</em&gt; (Anura, Craugastoridae). Acta Herpetologica, 12(1), 95-101. https://doi.org/10.13128/Acta_Herpetol-18731

Abstract

We describe for the first time the advertisement call of Pristimantis subsigillatus from southern Ecuador. Our study provides a detailed quantitative characterization of the advertisement call of P. subsigillatus, filling a gap in our knowledge of this genus, the most speciose among vertebrates. Males called perched on vegetation 0.5-2.5 m above ground, always during mild rain. The advertisement call is composed of a single note with a duration of 63-80 ms, with an initial short pulse (3-10 ms) followed by a longer tonal component. Call rates ranged between 4-12 calls/min. The dominant frequency varied between 2.02-2.82 kHz.

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