Roost making in bats Adaptations for excavating active termite nests

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Dechmann, Dina K. N.; Santana, Sharlene E.; Dumont, Elizabeth R.;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1644/09-MAMM-A-097R.1
  • Subject: sex dimorphism | natural selection | fitness | Lophostoma silvicolum | bite force | ecological niche
    • ddc: ddc:570
    mesheuropmc: stomatognathic system

The breadth of an animals' ecological niche is circumscribed by its morphology, performance, and behavior, 3 factors that can ultimately affect fitness. We investigated potential behavioral and performance adaptations to roost making, a life-history trait associated wit... View more
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