12 Aug '17, 4pm

Lady bats react to habitat fragmentation differently than boy bats

Lady bats react to habitat fragmentation differently than boy bats

While scientists have long known that males and females of some species use their habitat in different ways, the various responses to habitat destruction that are sex-specific are less well understood. Research published in the journal Biotropica this month looked at the different responses to the effects of fragmentation exhibited by male and female individuals of Seba's Short-tailed Bat (Carollia perspicillata) and the Dwarf Little Fruit Bat (Rhinophylla pumilio), both fruit-eating bats native to the Neotropics. Researchers captured more than 2,000 bats of the target species in eight forest fragments of various sizes and nine control sites at the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, a research forest about 80 kilometers north of Manaus in the Brazilian Amazon. The authors of the study write that their results align with those of previous research in temperate...

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/study-examines-sex-spec...

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