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exception to body size/reproductive capacity etc. argument -Reply

>>> "Pat Grant (Library: Serials Catalog" <PATG@vax2.concordia.ca>
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There is at least one record of a microbat in North America reaching the
age of 30 years: not something
one would expect in, say, a rodent of the same size.  

Interesting, how much of this bat's life cycle is spent in torpor?

So yes, small creatures often live faster, but not always.  Also remember
parrots: they aren't all that big, but some live longer than humans.  So I
don't think it's safe to try to generalize on the subject.

This points out the problems of overgeneralization... or is that stating the
obvious here?