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Relating to the base of a pyramidal or broad structure.

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Sexual Selection

... “chucks”. (The female) strongly prefer calls with extra chucks. This preference arises because the chuck frequencies are tuned to stimulate the basilar papilla, one of two sound-sensing organs in the frog’s inner ear. Crucial evidence that the “chuck” evolved to exploit a preexisting sensory ...

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by ilmc90
Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Sexual Selection
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