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Influence of temperature in roost selection by Pipistrellus pygmaeus (Chiroptera): relevance for the design of bat boxes
It is suggested that, even in hot Mediterranean climates, black boxes are the best option as alternative roosts for evicted colonies, although on particularly hot days, bats left them, suggesting that black boxes could be improved by creating a wider thermal range. Expand
To study sources of error in craniometric data and problems associated with using measurements taken by different observers, a sample of 10 bat skulls was measured with calipers three times by eachExpand
Can mite parasitism affect the condition of bat hosts? Implications for the social structure of colonial bats
The results suggest that ectoparasitism may play a role in determining the social structure of M. schreibersii and of many other temperate bats that have similar life cycles and ectopARasitic loads. Expand
Influence of vegetation clutter on the capacity of ground foraging bats to capture prey
While dense ground vegetation may promote prey density, it dramatically reduces access to prey and usage by bats; hence, this should be considered by managers. Expand
A morphometric assessment of the systematic position of the Nyctalus from Azores and Madeira (Mammalia : Chiroptera)
Les petites noctules des archipels de Madere et des Acores ont ete decrites comme des especes differentes. Leur position systematique reste douteuse en raison de la difficulte de classement de formesExpand
Which factors regulate the reproduction of ectoparasites of temperate-zone cave-dwelling bats?
We studied the factors which regulate the reproduction of ectoparasites of temperate-zone cave-dwelling bats, using the Schreiber’s bat (Miniopterus schreibersii) and its ectoparasites as a model.Expand
Contrasting the roosting behaviour and phenology of an insectivorous bat (Myotis myotis) in its southern and northern distribution ranges
L'accroissement du nombre de gites disponibles dans les bâtiments a tres probablement contribue a l'expansion de Myotis myotis du sud vers le nord de l'Europe. Cette etude identifie les ajustementsExpand
Influences of ecology and biogeography on shaping the distributions of cryptic species: three bat tales in Iberia
This study highlights the relevance of considering potential ecological interactions between similarly ecological species when assessing species distributions, with Plecotus auritus/begognae occurring in Mediterranean areas, and Myotis mystacinus/alcathoe in Iberia. Expand
Out of the dark: Diurnal activity in the bat Hipposideros ruber on São Tomé island (West Africa)
It is observed that heavy rain caused abrupt daytime returns of large numbers of bats, and in daytime adult males were significantly more frequent than females, while the opposite was noticed at night, an intersexual segregation possibly leading to temporal niche partitioning. Expand