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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (5): 711–722.
Published: 1 March 2012
... that limit the maximum body mass in bats. It is only a tenth the mass of the largest flying extant bird. bats flight power maximum bat size scaling of wingbeat frequency Flying birds span four orders of magnitude in size, from about 1.5 g to around 16 kg ( Pennycuick, 2008 ), whereas bats span...
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J Exp Biol (1992) 164 (1): 19–38.
Published: 1 March 1992
... by Pennycuick (1969 , 1975 , 1989 ). Fig. 3 indicates that there is an overall increase in total power relative to minimum flight power with decreasing body mass, up to a ratio approaching 4 for the smallest species. The power exceeding P min represents a surplus that can be allocated for extra efforts...