Magnetic orientation of the Common Toad: establishing an arena approach for adult anurans

TitelMagnetic orientation of the Common Toad: establishing an arena approach for adult anurans
MedientypJournal Article
Jahr der Veröffentlichung2011
AutorenLandler, L., and G. Gollmann
JournalFrontiers in Zoology
Volume8:6
Zusammenfassung

The experimental set-up used in our study is suitable to test orientation behaviour of the Common Toad. We speculate that toads had not enough time to relocate their position on an internal map. Hence, they followed their former migration direction. Bimodality in orientation when exposed to the reversed magnetic field could be the result of a cue conflict, between magnetic and possibly celestial cues. For maintaining their migration direction toads use, at least partly, the geomagnetic field as a reference system.

URLhttp://www.frontiersinzoology.com/content/8/1/6
DOI10.1186/1742-9994-8-6



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