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A Jurassic love song - reconstructed from the wings of a fossil katydid





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Uploaded on Feb 8, 2012

This video accompanied the paper 'Wing stridulation in a Jurassic katydid (Insecta, Orthoptera) produced low-pitched musical calls to attract females', published in PNAS (2011).

Description from the paper: "At dusk, A. musicus sings in a Jurassic forest of Northwest China. The forest grew under humid conditions, probably close to the banks of a river and consisted primarily of conifers and ferns. The song was processed to take into account slight echoes produced by the lightly cluttered environment."

The video may be reused for educational purposes. From the PNAS open access policy ( "Anyone may reuse original figures and tables published in PNAS for educational purposes without having to request permission."


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