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dc.creatorGarin, Inazio
dc.creatorChaverri Echandi, Gloriana
dc.creatorJimenez, Lide
dc.creatorCastillo Salazar, Cristian
dc.creatorAihartza, Joxerra
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-27T21:04:42Z
dc.date.available2018-11-27T21:04:42Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306456518302304es_ES
dc.identifier.issn0306-4565
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10669/76187
dc.description.abstractIn 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 seems to be more limited, even in mountain species. Nevertheless, field data on the thermal behaviour of syntopic individuals from these two families is lacking. Consequently, we aimed to test whether torpor was more common and deeper in vesper bats compared to leaf-nosed bats by studying skin temperature (Tsk) variation in individuals experiencing the same environmental conditions at a mountain area. Bats experienced ambient temperatures below 15 °C. Average Tsk was 10 °C in Myotis oxyotus gardneri (Vespertilionidae) during the day, while Sturnira burtonlimi (Phyllostomidae) regulated diurnal Tsk above 30 °C. Constant food availability may explain why diurnal Sturnira burtonlimi pay the high energetic cost required to remain normothermic and to defend a wide Ta–Tsk gap but further studies are needed to elucidate additional strategies that may be employed by these bats to reduce the energetic demands of normothermy. Our study shows that the contrasting thermal strategies and torpor use adopted by vespertilionid insectivores and phyllostomid frugivores in captive settings also occur in free-ranging conditions, thus providing a basis to develop further studies with predictions more accurately rooted in field data.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipGovernment of the Basque Country/[IT754-13]//País Bascoes_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.sourceJournal of Thermal Biology, Volume 78, December 2018, Pages 352-355es_ES
dc.subjectMyotis oxyotuses_ES
dc.subject599.472 867 Chiroptera (Quirópteros, Murciélagos)es_ES
dc.titleContrasting Thermal Strategies of Montane Neotropical Bats at High Elevationses_ES
dc.typeartículo científicoes_ES
dc.typeversión final del autores_ES
dc.date.updated2018-11-07T22:14:28Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jtherbio.2018.10.017
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Sedes Regionales::Sede del Sures_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Ciencias Básicas::Facultad de Ciencias::Escuela de Biologíaes_ES


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