|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2009|
|Authors:||I. - A. Bisson, Safi, K., Holland, R. A.|
|Keywords:||bats, chiroptera, migration, migratory-mammals|
How migration evolved represents one of the most poignant questions in evolutionary biology. While studies on the evolution of migration in birds are well represented in the literature, migration in bats has received relatively little attention. Yet, more than 30 species of bats are known to migrate annually from breeding to non-breeding locations. Our study is the first to test hypotheses on the evolutionary history of migration in bats using a phylogenetic framework.