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  • Apr 19, 2012
  • 02:04 AM

The rock hyrax surprises with syntax skills (audio, video)

Rebecca Morelle / BBC News
The small mammal is extremely vocal: males sing complex songs that can last for several minutes. But now scientists have discovered that the order of the notes is significant, suggesting that the songs have syntax. They also found that hyraxes from different regions had a different dialect when they warbled.

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