Conspicuous body markings in infant Myotis emarginatus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) [Výrazné zbarvení srsti mláďat netopýra brvitého (Myotis emarginatus) (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)]

Pages 211×214
DOI 10.2478/lynx-2017-0016
Citation SPITZENBERGER, Friederike a Edmund, WEISS. Conspicuous body markings in infant Myotis emarginatus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) [Výrazné zbarvení srsti mláďat netopýra brvitého (Myotis emarginatus) (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)]. Lynx, new series. Prague: National Museum, 2017, 48(1), 211×214. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/lynx-2017-0016. ISSN 0024-7774 (print), 1804-6460 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/lns/48-1/conspicuous-body-markings-in-infant-myotis-emarginatus-chiroptera-vespertilionidae-vyrazne-zbarveni-srsti-mlaat-netopyra-brviteho-myotis-emarginatus-chiroptera-vespertilionidae
Lynx, new series | 2017/48/1

Pups of Myotis emarginatus exhibit bold markings in their natal coat. They consist of a neck band, a dorsal middle stripe, and a diamond-shaped spot in the distal part of the back. Furthermore, the posterior side of the ears shows a conspicuous pattern. These markings slowly disappear in the course of lactation. Apparently, such temporary body markings in infant bats have not been described yet. Hypotheses concerning this phenomenon are discussed.

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