Department of Zoology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB9 2TN, Scotland.
Longevity in the European free-tailed bat (Tadarida teniotis)
Article first published online: 28 FEB 2006
Journal of Zoology
Volume 245, Issue 2, pages 213–214, June 1998
How to Cite
Ibáñez, C. and Pérez-Jordá, J. L. (1998), Longevity in the European free-tailed bat (Tadarida teniotis). Journal of Zoology, 245: 213–214. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1998.tb00091.x
- Issue published online: 28 FEB 2006
- Article first published online: 28 FEB 2006
Numerous studies have documented that bats are unusually long-lived for small mammals (Tuttle & Stevenson, 1982; Jürgens & Prothero, 1987 and references therein). In the absence of data on overall population dynamics, longevity can be an important demographic parameter for interspecific comparisons (Tuttle & Stevenson, 1982). Here, we present the first data on the longevity of a small population of Tadarida teniotis.