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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 research.