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Re: More on resonant teeth and absolute pitch
>Do canines exhibit AP? Possibly not, unless the stimuli were played
Just to set the record straight (and prevent anyone from barking up the
wrong tree), canines do have AP. Wolves in the wild use the absolute pitch
of the fundamental frequency of a wolf call to identify whether the howler
is friend or foe, known or unknown.
See Tooze, et al, (1990). Individually distinct vocalizations in timber
wolves, canis lupus. Animal Behavior, 40, 723-730.
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