Monday, February 6, 2012

Ancient Katydid's sound has been revelaed by Scientists

Scientists from China and Britain have redeveloped the sound of 165 million years old cricket or katydid through the fossils. It was the time, when dinosaurs inhabit the Earth.

According to the researchers, the sound reflects (probably) the attraction sound i.e. love song to attract its mates.

"Singing loud and clear advertises the presence, location and quality of the singer, a message that females choose to respond to -- or not," he said.
"Using a single tone, the male's call carries further and better, and therefore is likely to serenade more females."

"This Jurassic bush cricket... helps us learn a little more about the ambiance of a world long gone," said co-author Fernando Montealegre-Zapata of the University of Bristol.

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