Are Megabats Big?

@article{Hutcheon2004AreMB,
  title={Are Megabats Big?},
  author={J. M. Hutcheon and T. Garland},
  journal={Journal of Mammalian Evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={11},
  pages={257-277}
}
  • J. M. Hutcheon, T. Garland
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Journal of Mammalian Evolution
  • Traditionally, bats (Order Chiroptera) are divided into two suborders, Megachiroptera (“megabats”) and Microchiroptera, and this nomenclature suggests a consistent difference in body size. To test whether megabats are, in fact, significantly larger than other bats, we compared them with respect to average body mass (log transformed), using both conventional and phylogenetic statistics. Because bat phylogeny is controversial, including the position of megabats, we employed several analyses… CONTINUE READING

    Figures and Tables from this paper.

    PHYLOGENY AND FORELIMB DISPARITY IN WATERBIRDS
    • 9

    References

    Publications referenced by this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 87 REFERENCES
    Phylogenetic relations between microbats, megabats and primates (Mammalia: Chiroptera and Primates).
    • 212
    • Highly Influential
    A phylogenetic supertree of the bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera)
    • 325
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Molecular evidence regarding the origin of echolocation and flight in bats
    • 259
    • PDF
    Base-compositional biases and the bat problem. III. The questions of microchiropteran monophyly.
    • 81
    • PDF