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The Dung Beetle Dance: An Orientation Behaviour?

  • Emily Baird mail,

    Emily.Baird@biol.lu.se

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

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  • Marcus J. Byrne,

    Affiliation: School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Jochen Smolka,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

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  • Eric J. Warrant,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

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  • Marie Dacke

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

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  • Published: January 18, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030211

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Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 20 Jan 2012 at 19:42 GMT

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Publication: io9
Title: “Why do dung beetles dance? It's not just because they're happy”
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Publication: Huffington Post
Title: “Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney: Dirty Dancing for a Greener Planet”
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Publication: NPR
Title: “Why Dung Beetles Dance : The Two-Way : NPR”
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Publication: Live Science
Title: “Dung Beetles Dance on Poo for Celestial Navigation | Dung Beetles & Animal Smarts | Dancing Animals & Animal Navigation | LiveScience”
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Publication: National Geographic
Title: “Weird & Wild: Why Dung Beetles Dance -- News Watch”
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Publication: ioL News
Title: “Dancing' dung beetles mystery solved - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News | IOL.co.za”
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Publication: Scientific American
Title: “Dirty Dancing: Dung Beetles Get Down to Walk the Line: Scientific American”
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Publication: New Scientist
Title: “Why scarab beetles dance on a ball of dung - life - 18 January 2012 - New Scientist”
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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 27 Jan 2012 at 21:51 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: New York Times
Title: “Dung Beetle's 'Victory Dance' Is Actually a Getaway Move - NYTimes.com”
http://www.nytimes.com/20...

Publication: National Geographic
Title: “Scientists Study the Mystery of the Dung Beetle "Dance" News Watch”
http://newswatch.national...

Publication: Nature
Title: “Dirty dancing: dung beetles get down to walk the line : Nature News & Comment”
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Publication: Truth Dive
Title: “Dung beetles dance to get navigation cues”
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Title: “Dung beetle looks to the skies for direction | Science & Environment | BDlive”
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