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Re: More on resonant teeth and absolute pitch

>Do canines exhibit AP? Possibly not, unless the stimuli were played
>through woofers.

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.

Daniel J. Levitin, M.Sc., Ph.D. Phone: (650) 723-4971
CCRMA/Dept. of Music    FAX:  (650) 723-8468
Stanford University     email: levitin@ccrma.stanford.edu
Stanford, CA  94305

Visiting Scholar, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics

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