Posts tagged: costa rica
To Avoid Fights, Mice Sing to the Clouds
by Megan Gannon
Deep in the cloud forests of Central America, two species of singing mice put on a high-pitched opera to mark their territory and stave off clashes, researchers discovered.
Alston’s singing mouse (Scotinomys teguina) and the Chiriqui singing mouse (S. xerampelinus) have overlapping lifestyles in the cloud forests of Costa Rica and Panama. But the tawny cousins seem to establish geographic boundaries so they can avoid competing with each other.
"A long-standing question in biology is why some animals are found in particular places and not others," study researcher Bret Pasch, a postdoctoral fellow at the the University of Texas at Austin, said in a statement. "What factors govern the distribution of species across space?"…
(read more: Live Science) (photo by Brett Pasch)
A green iguana hides amongst palm fronds in Costa Rica.
An iguana as seen from our river tour in Costa Rica
Random rest stop in Costa Rica
7 February 2012
Still editing photos. Here’s another favorite in the meanwhile.