Jurassic songs of lust

February 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

This is cool: a paper in PNAS describes the reconstruction of the chirp of a Jurassic cricket, based on the anatomy of the forewings in fossils, plus a phylogenetic comparison with modern crickets. A song from ~165 million years ago. Hear it here.

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