Life and Medical Sciences
Cell & Developmental Biology
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
The tail of Teratoscincus scincus has dorsal scales that have tubercles on their dorsal and ventral surfaces. Sounds are produced when these rub past each other as the excited animal moves its tail. The relative movement of scales is intensified by caudal torsion. The frequencies of the sounds cover a range from 9 to 25 kops and thus, differ from those produced during vocalizations.
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