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What the hyena's laugh tells: Sex, age, dominance and individual signature in the giggling call of Crocuta crocuta

Nicolas Mathevon12, Aaron Koralek3, Mary Weldele45, Stephen E Glickman45 and Frédéric E Theunissen34*

Author Affiliations

1 Université de Saint-Etienne, Equipe 'Neuro-Ethologie Sensorielle', CNPS, CNRS UMR 8195, Saint-Etienne, France

2 Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNPS, UMR 8195, France

3 University of California at Berkeley, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, Berkeley, USA

4 University of California at Berkeley, Department of Psychology, Berkeley, USA

5 University of California at Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology, Berkeley, USA

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BMC Ecology 2010, 10:9  doi:10.1186/1472-6785-10-9

Published: 30 March 2010

Additional files

Additional file 1:

Example #1 of a giggle bout from Ursa. Wave file of an example giggle bout from Ursa. The spectrogram of this call is shown on the top left panel of figure 1A.

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Additional file 2:

Example #2 of a giggle bout from Ursa. Wave file of an example giggle bout from Ursa. The spectrogram of this call is shown on the bottom left panel of figure 1A.

Format: WAV Size: 86KB Download file

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Additional file 3:

Example #1 of a giggle bout from Kombo. Wave file of an example giggle bout from Ursa. The spectrogram of this call is shown on the top right panel of figure 1A.

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Additional file 4:

Example #2 of a giggle bout from Kombo. Wave file of an example giggle bout from Ursa. The spectrogram of this call is shown on the bottom right panel of figure 1A.

Format: WAV Size: 86KB Download file

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Additional file 5:

Example #1 of a giggle bout from Winnie. Wave file of an example giggle bout from Winnie. The spectrogram of this call is shown on the top left panel of figure 2.

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Additional file 6:

Example #2 of a giggle bout from Winnie. Wave file of an example giggle bout from Winnie. The spectrogram of this call is shown on the bottom left panel of figure 2

Format: WAV Size: 86KB Download file

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Additional file 7:

Example #1 of a giggle bout from Kadogo. Wave file of an example giggle bout from Kadogo. The spectrogram of this call is shown on the top right panel of figure 2.

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Additional file 8:

Example #2 of a giggle bout from Kadogo. Wave file of an example giggle bout from Kadogo. The spectrogram of this call is shown on the bottom right panel of figure 2.

Format: WAV Size: 86KB Download file

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