Mother–offspring recognition in the bat Carollia perspicillata

@article{Knrnschild2013MotheroffspringRI,
  title={Mother–offspring recognition in the bat Carollia perspicillata
},
  author={Mirjam Kn{\"o}rnschild and Marion Feifel and Elisabeth Klara Viktoria Kalko},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2013},
  volume={86},
  pages={941-948}
}
Parental care is crucial for offspring survival in many taxa but its burden and costs are often not equally distributed between the sexes. In bats, the majority of parental care is provided by females, making examples of paternal support towards pups exceedingly rare. One exception to this general pattern seemed to be the polygynous Seba's short-tailed fruit bat Carollia perspicillata; two earlier studies suggested that paternal care occurs, i.e. that harem males prompt females to retrieve… Expand
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