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Polytocy in the Cape serotine bat Eptesicus capensis (A. Smith 1829) from the Southern African subregion

M van der Merwe

Abstract


Polytocy is described in the Cape serotine bat, Eptesicus capensis,and discussed in relation to the occurrence of multiple births in other microchiropteran bat species in the southern African subregion. Although twins appear to be characteristic of the Cape serotine bat, triplets and even the occasional quadruplets occur.



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