Ecology of an exceptional roost: energetic benefits could explain why the bat Lophostoma silvicolum roosts in active termite nests.

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Dechmann, D K N; Kalko, E K V; Kerth, G;
(2004)
  • Publisher: Evolutionary Ecology Ltd
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5167/uzh-584
  • Subject: Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies | 570 Life sciences; biology | 590 Animals (Zoology)

The ability to create shelters that provide protection from the environment is widespread among animals. However, in spite of the central role roosts play in the life of bats (Chiroptera), only a few species have developed the ability to make their own refuges, one of t... View more
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