Mating system of a Neotropical roost-making bat: the white-throated, round-eared bat, Lophostoma silvicolum (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae)

@article{Dechmann2005MatingSO,
  title={Mating system of a Neotropical roost-making bat: the white-throated, round-eared bat, Lophostoma silvicolum (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae)},
  author={Dina K. N. Dechmann and Elisabeth Klara Viktoria Kalko and Barbara Koenig and Gerald Kerth},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={58},
  pages={316-325}
}
The vast majority of bats strongly depend on, but do not make, shelters or roosts. We investigated Lophostoma silvicolum, which roosts in active termite nests excavated by the bats themselves, to study the relationship between roost choice and mating systems. Due to the hardness of the termite nests, roost-making is probably costly in terms of time and… CONTINUE READING