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Chiropteran Reproduction


Knowledge of chiropteran reproduction increased sufficiently after Allen's (1939) review of this subject so that Asdell (1964) could present a systematic and somewhat comparative account of breeding periods and number of young produced. Brosset (1966) briefly discussed some general and secondary aspects of bat reproduction. A continued accumulation of reproductive data strengthens some of our concepts and necessitates our alteration of some views. Fragmentary information from a reasonable variety of species indicates greater variability in chiropteran reproduction than would seem the case from the few detailed studies published.

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