Reproductive Biology of Bats

Reproductive Biology of Bats

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The Reproductive Biology of Bats presents the first comprehensive, in-depth review of the current knowledge and supporting literature concerning the behavior, anatomy, physiology and reproductive strategies of bats. These mammals, which occur world-wide and comprise a vast assemblage of species, have evolved unique and successful reproductive strategies through varied anatomical and physiological specialization. These are accompanied by individual and/or group behavioral interactions, usually in response to environmental mechanisms essential to their reproductive success. Key Features * Is the first book devoted to the reproductive biology of bats * Contains in-depth reviews of the literature concerned with bat reproduction * Contributors are widely recognized specialists * Provides a powerful database for future researchSince most insectivorous species seek moving prey, and many ingest up to 30% oftheir pre-feeding body mass during a single feeding ... A small insectivorous bat , transporting one or two relatively large pups on prolonged foraging bouts, probably could not meet their ... Females of several species of bats have been observed or captured while carrying their non-volant young (Barbour and Davis, 1969;anbsp;...

Title:Reproductive Biology of Bats
Author:Elizabeth G. Crichton, Philip H. Krutzsch
Publisher:Academic Press - 2000-06-12


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