Bats without borders: Predators learn novel prey cues from other predatory species

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Science Advances  21 Mar 2018:
Vol. 4, no. 3, eaaq0579
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaq0579

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  • Corrigendum RE: Bats without borders: Predators learn novel prey cues from other predatory species (Sci. Adv. 2018; 4: eaaq0579)

    On behalf of my coauthors, Jenna E. Kohles, Rachel A. Page, and John M. Ratcliffe, I would like to make the following corrigendum: In the process of revising our final manuscript, titled above, we inadvertently omitted reference to previous work by Jones et al. (2013) [P. L. Jones, M. J. Ryan, V. Flores, R. A. Page. 2013. When to approach novel prey cues? Social learning strategies in frog-eating bats. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. 280, 20132330]. While the central findings of our paper have not shifted & we demonstrate that fringe-lipped bats, Trachops cirrhosus, learn socially both within and across species – we would like to correct this oversight by properly acknowledging their work. In the fourth paragraph of our introduction we stated, "T. cirrhosus likely had prior experience with cane toads in the wild where they are prevalent and likely learn through experience to avoid these calls (R.A. Page & M.J. Ryan. 2006. Social Transmission of Novel Foraging Behavior in Bats: Frog Calls and Their Referents. Curr. Biol. 16, 1201-1205). It therefore remains to be tested whether T. cirrhosus can socially learn a novel cue with which they have had no prior experience." We would like to amend this statement by clarifying: Jones et al. (2013) trained T. cirrhosus to approach playbacks of one of two ringtones (A or B) for a reward. Bats were discouraged from approaching 3 additional ringtones (C, D, E) by not offering a reward when...

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