A new field record for bat longevity

Academic Article


  • A new longevity record has been established for a free-living bat-41 years for a male Brandt's bat, Myotis brandtii. The exceptional longevity of bats generally, and this species in particular, should make bats of special interest for researchers studying mechanisms of slow aging. Copyright 2005 by The Gerontological Society of America.
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    Author List

  • Podlutsky AJ; Khritankov AM; Ovodov ND; Austad SN
  • Start Page

  • 1366
  • End Page

  • 1368
  • Volume

  • 60
  • Issue

  • 11