Communication / Vocal / Hearing


Auditory communication, meteorology, and the Umwelt. Larom, D. Journal of Comparative Psychology, Jun. 2002, v. 116 (2), p. 133-136. ISSN: 0735-7036.

            NAL call no: BF671.J6

            Descriptors: low frequency calls, vocalization , success, Elephas maximus.


Elephant communication. Langbauer, W.R. Jr. Zoo Biology, Wiley-Liss, Inc. 2000, v. 19 (5), p. 425-445. ref. ISSN: 0733-3188.

            NAL call no: QL77.5.Z6

            Descriptors: communication, elephants.


How chemical signals integrate Asian elephant society: The known and the unknown. Rasmussen, L.E.L.; Krishnamurthy, V. Zoo Biology, 2000, v. 19 (5), p. 405-423. ref. ISSN: 0733-3188.

            NAL call no: QL77.5.Z6

            Descriptors: chemical signals, elephants, elephant society.


Seismic properties of Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) vocalizations and locomotion. O’Connell, Rodwell C.E.; Aranason, B.T.; Hart, L.A. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Dec. 2000, v. 108 (6), p. 3066-3072. ISSN: 0001-4966.

            NAL call no: QC221.A27

            Descriptors: behavior, sense organs, acoustic signals, long-distance communication.


Signal-receiver interplay in the communication of male condition by Asian elephants. Schulte, B.A.; Rasmussen, L.E.L. Animal Behavior, Jun.1999, v. 57 (6), p. 1265-1274. ref. ISSN: 0003-3472.

            NAL call no: 410 B77

            Descriptors: urine, sexual behavior, oestrus cycle, communication, testosterone.


Chemical communication: An integral part of functional Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) society. Rasmussen, L.E.L. Ecoscience, 1998, v. 5 (3), p. 410-426. ISSN: 1195-6860.

            NAL call no: QH540.E366

            Descriptors: behavior, sense organs, sensory reception, chemical communication.


Infrasonic calls of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). Payne, K.B.; Langbauer, W.R. Jr.; Thomas, E.M. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 1986, v. 18 (4), p. 297-301. ISSN: 0340-5443.

            NAL call no: QL751.B4

            Descriptors: vocalization, behavior, Elephas maximus.


Unusual case of the trunk for sound production in a captive Asian elephant: A second case. Wemmer, C.; Mishra, H.; Dinerstein, E. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 1985, v. 82 (1), p. 187. ISSN: 0006-6982.

            NAL call no: 513 B63

            Descriptors: trunk, sound production, Elephas maximus, sound production mechanism.


Hearing in the elephant (Elephas maximus): Absolute sensitivity, frequency discrimination, and sound localization. Heffner, R.S.; Heffner, H.E. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 1982, v. 96 (6), p. 926-944.

            NAL call no: 444.8 Z3

            Descriptors: sound reception, ear, absolute sensitivity, frequency discrimination.


Observational learning by an Asiatic elephant of an unusual sound production method. Wemmer, C.; Mishra, H.R. Mammalia, 1982, v. 46 (4), p. 556-557. ISSNL 0025-1461.

            NAL call no: 410 M31

            Descriptors: behavior, communication, acoustic signals, learning, observational.


Role of the elephant pinna in sound localization. Heffner, R.; Heffner, H.; Stichman, N. Animal Behavior, 1982, v. 30 (2), p. 628-630. ISSN: 0003-3472.

            NAL call no: 410.B77

            Descriptors: ear, pinna, role in sound localization, Elephas maximus.


Hearing in the elephant (Elephas maximus). Heffner, R.; Heffner, H. Science , 1980, v. 208 (4443), p. 518-520.

            NAL call no: Q1.A3S3

            Descriptors: sound reception, auditory thresholds, Elephas maximus.

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