What is it about?

The objective of this work was to review and analyse scientific studies on different aspects of bat reproduction published in the last two decades (2000–2019), in order to provide perspective for future research. he number of studies increased over the last decade, resulting from the consolidation of research lines in countries such as Brazil, India, Mexico, and USA. The most common subject was anatomy, and the rarest was assisted reproduction techniques.

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Why is it important?

There is an evident lack of reproductive studies for most species, and there is an information gap regarding research in prenatal development and assisted reproduction techniques. These two topics are greatly significant for future research, because of their direct usefulness for species conservation.


This article identify publishing trends throughout the years, preferred journals, countries in which studies have been carried out, and most-studied species and topics in bat reproduction.

Paola Ocampo González
Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas

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This page is a summary of: A review of the breeding biology of Chiroptera, Mammal Review, January 2021, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/mam.12236.
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