Environmental constraints and call evolution in torrent dwelling frogs

Sandra Goutte, Alain Dubois, Samuel D. Howard, Rafael Marquez, Jodi J. L. Rowley, J. Maximilian Dehling, Philippe Grandcolas, Rongchuan Xiong and Frédéric Legendre. We find that in spite of existing morphological constraints, vocalizations of torrent dwelling species are most probably constrained by the acoustic specificities of torrent habitats and particularly their high level of ambient noise. We also show that a fine-scale characterization of calling sites allows a better perception of the impact of environmental constraints on call evolution. Leer más.