“Timeshares” In Lek-Breeding Bats
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Cory Toth is a PostDoc researcher at Boise State University | BSU · Department of Biological Sciences.

                       

“Timeshares” In Lek-Breeding Bats

Lek-breeding species are weird. Every year, males aggregate in a particular area of their population’s home range (the “lek”) and produce sexual displays, be them vocal, visual, olfactory, or a combination of the above. Females visit these leks to survey the males on display and select from amongst them the one whose displays are of the highest quality. The males themselves hold no resources and provide no parental care to the resulting offspring; females are making their selection based solely...

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