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Phyllostomid Bats: A Unique Mammalian Radiation

Theodore H Fleming, Liliana M. Dávalos, and Marco A. R. Mello (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226696126
eISBN:
9780226696263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226696263.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

With over two-hundred species distributed across most of mainland Mexico, Central and South America, and islands in the Caribbean Sea, the Phyllostomidae bat family (American leaf-nosed bats) is one ... More


Overview of This Book

Theodore H. Fleming, Liliana M. Dávalos, and Marco A. R. Mello

in Phyllostomid Bats: A Unique Mammalian Radiation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226696126
eISBN:
9780226696263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226696263.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book discusses in detail the adaptive radiation of American leaf-nosed bats (Phyllostomidae), the most diverse family morphologically, behaviorally, and trophically of all bats. It is divided ... More


Diversity and Discovery: A Golden Age

Andrea L. Cirranello and Nancy B. Simmons

in Phyllostomid Bats: A Unique Mammalian Radiation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226696126
eISBN:
9780226696263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226696263.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Taxonomy is central to modern biology. Although many researchers assume that most mammal taxa are already known—and have been for decades—this is not necessarily true for small mammals including ... More


Fragments and Gaps: The Fossil Record

Nancy B. Simmons, Gregg F. Gunnell, and Nicolas J. Czaplewski

in Phyllostomid Bats: A Unique Mammalian Radiation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226696126
eISBN:
9780226696263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226696263.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

While modern molecular phylogenetic studies can provide a framework for understanding relationships of phyllostomids to one another and their close relatives, it is only the fossil record that can ... More


Roosting Ecology: The Importance of Detailed Description

Armando Rodríguez-Durán

in Phyllostomid Bats: A Unique Mammalian Radiation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226696126
eISBN:
9780226696263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226696263.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

In this chapter I describe the complexity of roosts and their importance to understanding the ecology of phyllostomid bats and related noctilionoids, with an emphasis on the relationships between ... More


Evolution and diversity

John D. Altringham

in Bats: From Evolution to Conservation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199207114
eISBN:
9780191810015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199207114.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the biological evolution and diversity of bats. It examines various bat fossils in determining the origin of bats, and briefly compares the physical characteristics of current ... More


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