Long-term roosting data reveal a unimodular social network in large fission-fusion society of the colony-living Natterer’s bat (Myotis nattereri)

In many social animals, groups recurrently split into subgroups that regularly re-merge. Such fission-fusion behavior allows individuals to better balance the cost and benefits of group living. However, maintaining a large number of close social links in groups with fission-fusion dynamics may be difficult. It has been suggested that this is the reason why… CONTINUE READING