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Title:

Can males of Nyctalus noctula successfully mate in their first year?

Creator:

Kozhurina, E. I. ; Morozov, P. N.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1994

Description:

Young males of Nyctalus noctula (Schreber, 1774) are known to remain immature in the year of their birth in some parts of the species range, but reach maturity in other parts. In the latter case, however, a doubt has been expresses about whether they would be able to mate. We adduce strong evidence that males of the year can really be fertile. In captive noctules, among which there were no old males, copulatory behaviour and parturition were observed. The possible significance of this phenomenon is discussed.

Subject and Keywords:

bats ; Chiroptera ; copulatory behaviour ; maturity of males ; parturition ; Nyctalus noctula ; reproduction ; nietoperz ; Borowiec wielki ; samiec ; rozmnażanie ; zachowania reprodukcyjne ; dojrzałość płciowa samców ; poród

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

39

Issue:

1

Start page:

93

End page:

97

Resource type:

Text

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Format:

PDF

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.94-12

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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