By Edward M. Barrows
Revised and up to date, containing over 5,000 entries, with over 1,100 extra entries than within the past variation, Animal habit table Reference, moment variation: A Dictionary of habit, Ecology, and Evolution presents definitions for phrases in animal habit, biogeography, evolution, ecology, genetics, psychology, records, systematics, and different similar sciences. Formatted like a regular dictionary, this reference offers definitions in a short- and easy-to-use variety. for every time period, the place appropriate, you receive:Multiple definitions indexed chronologicallyTerm hierarchies summarized in tablesDefinition sourcesDirectives that convey the place an idea is outlined less than a synonymous identify, and ideas with regards to focal onesNon-technical and out of date definitionsPronunciations of chosen termsCommon-denominator entriesSynonymsClassifications of organisms and outlines of many taxaOrganizations concerning animal habit, ecology, evolution, and similar sciencesStill the main whole paintings of its sort, Animal habit table Reference, moment variation: A Dictionary of habit, Ecology, and Evolution will enhance your medical verbal exchange, rather within the fields of animal habit, evolution, ecology, and similar branches of biology. while you're a instructor, scholar, author, or lively in technology in any respect, this publication will end up to be certainly one of your most useful assets.
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A person’s loud, shrill cry, usually expressive of violent and uncontrollable pain or alarm (Oxford English Dictionary 1972, entries from 1560). 2. In Screech Owls: a shrill, harsh cry; “shriek” (Michaelis 1963). Note: Other birds named for their screeching include Screech Thrush, Screech-Martin, and Screech-Hawk (Oxford English Dictionary 1972). t. screech cf. animal sounds: call, scream snort□n. For example, in the White-Tailed Deer: an individual’s relatively high-pitched auditory signal in which it forcibly discharges air through its mouth and nostrils (Richardson et al.
1. In many amphibian species: “Sexual embrace” (Oliver 1955, 329). 2. In most Frog and Toad species and many Salamander species: a mating position in which a male clasps a female with one or both pairs of his legs before she releases her eggs and he fertilizes them (Dewsbury 1978, 77, 209; Halliday and Adler 1986, 146; Massey 1988, 205). syn. clasping hold (Heymer 1977, 48) cf. amphiplexus; reflex: grasping reflex [Latin amplecti, to embrace, clasp] ࡗ amplitude modulation□See modulation: amplitude modulation.
In Dogs: a sharp, explosive cry (Oxford English Dictionary 1972, entries from 1562). 2. For example, in some toad, gecko, and squirrel species, the Barking Frog, the Barking Tree Frog, Foxes, and Prairie Dogs: a vocalization similar to a Dog’s bark (Oxford English Dictionary 1972, entries from 1562; Conant 1958; Wilson 1975, 473; Grady and Hoogland 1986, 108). t. bark booming□n. A male Prairie Chicken’s making a hollow three-syllabled oo-loo-woo that suggests the sound made by blowing across the mouth of a soda bottle (Peterson 1947, 76).