Life history, ecology and longevity in bats

@article{Wilkinson2002LifeHE,
  title={Life history, ecology and longevity in bats},
  author={G. Wilkinson and Jason M. South},
  journal={Aging Cell},
  year={2002},
  volume={1}
}
  • G. Wilkinson, Jason M. South
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Aging Cell
  • The evolutionary theory of aging predicts that life span should decrease in response to the amount of mortality caused by extrinsic sources. Using this prediction, we selected six life history and ecological factors to use in a comparative analysis of longevity among 64 bat species. On average, the maximum recorded life span of a bat is 3.5 times greater than a non‐flying placental mammal of similar size. Records of individuals surviving more than 30 years in the wild now exist for five species… CONTINUE READING
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