Persistence in Bat Maternity Group Roosting Relationships

Exploring the social intricacies of little brown myotis bats, a study reveals persistent roosting relationships over years. Researchers examined co-roosting patterns in Salmonier Nature Park, Canada, finding that associations between bat dyads in a given year could be predicted by previous years. Contrary to hypotheses, age and cohort familiarity didn’t explain variations, highlighting the intriguing and complex long-term social dynamics within these bat maternity groups, akin to larger mammal species. This research sheds light on the fascinating world of bat social structures and their potential impact on overall population dynamics.

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