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Chants d'Amphibiens du Cameroun [Songs of Amphibians of Cameroon]

Flora / Fauna
By: Jean-Louis Amiet(Author), Sandra Goutte(Author)
280 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations; includes 4 audio CDs
Chants d'Amphibiens du Cameroun [Songs of Amphibians of Cameroon]
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Language: French

Thanks to the important place that nuptial calls hold in the reproduction of anuran amphibians, batrachologists (those who study amphibians) are fortunate to have, in their taxonomic work, acoustic identity cards produced by their study subjects. Knowledge of vocalizations is particularly useful in the intertropical regions, which house very diverse amphiban faunas. In Africa, Cameroon occupies a prime position from this point of view.

This work is accompanied by four CDs that bring together 360 vocal recordings produced by 175 species. A first part brings together some background chapters and a second part groups the entries presenting each sound file with a picture of each taxon. The third part is made up of sonograms and oscillograms of all the recorded species. An alphabetical listing indicates where the taxa can be found on the CDs. The listener will discover a sound universe that is both surprising and sometimes not devoid of beauty, and the batrachologist will appreciate an amply documented illustration of the diversity and the specificity of the nuptial calls of anurans, as well as having a sound bank that might help in future research.

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Grâce à la place importante que les appels nuptiaux tiennent dans la reproduction des Amphibiens Anoures, les batrachologues ont la chance de disposer, dans leurs travaux taxonomiques de « cartes d'identité acoustiques » offertes par leurs sujets d'étude. La connaissance des vocalisations est particulièrement utile dans les régions intertropicales, qui abritent des batrachofaunes très diversifiées. En Afrique, le Cameroun occupe, à ce point de vue une place de premier ordre.

Cet ouvrage est accompagné de quatre CD qui réunissent 360 enregistrements de vocalisations produites par 175 espèces. Une première partie réunit quelques chapitres de généralités et une deuxième partie regroupe les fiches de présentation des documents sonores avec une photo de chaque taxon. La troisième partie est constituée, quant à elle de sonagrammes er d'oscillogrammes de toutes les espèces enregistrées. Un répertoire alphabétique indique la situation des taxons dans les CD. L'auditeur y découvrira un univers sonore surprenant et parfois, non dénué d'esthétique et le batrachologue pourra apprécier une illustration amplement documentée de la diversité et de la spécificité des appels nuptiaux des Anoures ainsi que la possibilité de disposer d'un répertoire sonore pouvant l'aider dans ses recherches ultérieures.

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Flora / Fauna
By: Jean-Louis Amiet(Author), Sandra Goutte(Author)
280 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations; includes 4 audio CDs
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