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Bats host major mammalian paramyxoviruses
The large virus family Paramyxoviridae includes some of the most significant human and livestock viruses, such as measles-, distemper-, mumps-, parainfluenza-, Newcastle disease-, respiratoryExpand
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Vocal production learning in bats
  • M. Knörnschild
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Neurobiology
  • 1 October 2014
Echolocating bats exhibit excellent control over their acoustic signals emitted and skillfully interpret the returning echoes, allowing orientation and foraging in complete darkness. Echolocation mayExpand
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Learned vocal group signatures in the polygynous bat Saccopteryx bilineata
Vocal group signatures facilitate group cohesion or the exclusion of nongroup members and thus greatly affect the social system of any given species. This is especially significant for highly mobileExpand
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Bat Predation by Spiders
In this paper more than 50 incidences of bats being captured by spiders are reviewed. Bat-catching spiders have been reported from virtually every continent with the exception of Antarctica (∼90% ofExpand
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Twin siblings sound alike: isolation call variation in the noctule bat, Nyctalus noctula
We studied the individual variation in bat pups' isolation calls in the noctule bat, one of the few bat species in which twin births are common. Based on discriminant function analyses we showed thatExpand
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Postweaning maternal food provisioning in a bat with a complex hunting strategy
Adult animals of many taxa exhibit extended parental care by transferring food to inexperienced offspring, thus allocating nutritional and sometimes even informational benefits such as theExpand
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The Importance of Landscape Elements for Bat Activity and Species Richness in Agricultural Areas
Landscape heterogeneity is regarded as a key factor for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem function in production landscapes. We investigated whether grassland sites at close vicinity to forestedExpand
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Complex vocal imitation during ontogeny in a bat
Vocal imitation—the ability to learn a previously unknown acoustic signal from a tutor—is considered to be a key innovation in the evolution of speech. This faculty is very rare and patchilyExpand
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Bat echolocation calls facilitate social communication
Bat echolocation is primarily used for orientation and foraging but also holds great potential for social communication. The communicative function of echolocation calls is still largely unstudied,Expand
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Songs, scents, and senses: sexual selection in the greater sac-winged bat, Saccopteryx bilineata
Abstract Like many other mammals, Saccopteryx bilineata exhibits a polygynous mating system, in which each male defends a group of females called a harem. Colonies consist of several harems, andExpand
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