A new field record for bat longevity

Andrej J. Podlutsky, Alexander M. Khritankov, Nikolai D. Ovodov, Steven N. Austad

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1366-1368
Number of pages3
JournalJournals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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