Ageing Studies on Bats: A Review

@article{BrunetRossinni2004AgeingSO,
  title={Ageing Studies on Bats: A Review},
  author={Anja K. Brunet-Rossinni and Steven N. Austad},
  journal={Biogerontology},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={211-222}
}
Bat biologists have long known about the exceptional longevity of bats (Order: Chiroptera), which is unusual for mammals of such a small size and a high metabolic rate. Yet relatively few mechanistic studies have focused on this longevity. On average, species of Chiroptera live three times longer than predicted by their body size. In addition, bats have other life history traits that are characteristic of large, long-lived mammals such as few and large offspring and slow growth rates. Bats fit… 

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