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Kinship, association, and social complexity in bats
Among mammals, bats exhibit extreme variation in sociality, with some species living largely solitary lives while others form colonies of more than a million individuals. Some tropical species form groups during the day ...
Contrasting Thermal Strategies of Montane Neotropical Bats at High Elevations
In the Neotropics, captive vespertilionid bats substantially reduce their metabolic rate at low ambient temperatures, similar to their temperate counterparts, whereas the ability of phyllostomids to lower metabolic rate ...
MURCIÉLAGOS de la región del Golfo Dulce, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
BATS of the Golfo Dulce Region, Costa Rica - Field Guides
La región del Golfo Dulce está compuesta de bosque estacionalmente húmedo primario y secundario. Esta guía incluye especies representativas de las familias presentes en las tierras bajas de la región (< de 400 m.s.n.m), ...
Strong individual signatures and weaker group signatures in contact calls of Spix’s disc-winged bat, Thyroptera tricolor
Spix’s disc-winged bats, Thyroptera tricolor, form small, long-term social groups in which members are loyal to a patch of forest but move on a daily basis between highly ephemeral roosting sites (partly unfurled Heliconia ...
Diversity and Conservation of Cave-Dwelling Bats in the Brunca Region of Costa Rica
The Brunca region in Costa Rica contains the largest number of caves in the country, yet the diversity and distribution of bat species within those caves is currently unknown. Without this information, it is not possible ...
Social communication in bats
Bats represent one of the most diverse mammalian orders, not only in terms of species numbers, but also in their ecology and life histories. Many species are known to use ephemeral and/or unpredictable resources that require ...
Unveiling the Hidden Bat Diversity of a Neotropical Montane Forest
Mountain environments, characterized by high levels of endemism, are at risk of experiencing significant biodiversity loss due to current trends in global warming. While many acknowledge their importance and vulnerability, ...
Effects of roost specialization on extinction risk in bats
Los Efectos de la Especializacion de Dormidero sobre el Riesgo de Extinción de Murciélagos
Understanding causes and consequences of ecological specialization is of major concern in conservation. Specialist species are particularly vulnerable to human activities. If their food or habitats are depleted or lost, ...
Variation in echolocation call frequencies in two species of free-tailed bats according to temperature and humidity
Bats can actively adjust their echolocation signals to specific habitats and tasks, yet it is not known if bats also modify their calls to decrease atmospheric attenuation. Here the authors test the hypothesis that individuals ...
Mating System of the Tent-Making Bat Artibeus watsoni (Chiroptera: Phyllostomida
Vertebrate mating systems are influenced by ecological and phylogenetic factors, and the variation observed in mating behavior is frequently attributable to the extent to which male assistance in the rearing of offspring ...