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Dieldrin-induced mortality in an endangered species, the gray bat (Myotis grisescens)

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Abstract

Brains of juvenile gray bats, Myotis grisescens, found dead beneath maternity roosts in two Missouri caves contained lethal concentrations of dieldrin. One colony appeared to be abnormally small, and more dead bats were found a year after the juvenile bats had been collected. This is the first report to link the field mortality of bats directly to insecticide residues acquired through the food chain.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Dieldrin-induced mortality in an endangered species, the gray bat (Myotis grisescens)
Series title:
Science
Volume
199
Issue:
4335
Year Published:
1978
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
1357-1359
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
1357
Last page:
1359