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Great fruit-eating bats (Artibeus lituratus) range from Mexico to Southern Brazil. ( Bello-Gutierrez, et al., ; Brinklov, et al., ; Oprea, et al., ; Stockwell. Subgenus, Artibeus (Artibeus) Leach, Species, Artibeus lituratus (Olfers, ) – great fruit-eating bat, Great Fruit-eating Bat. Direct Children: Subspecies . AnAge entry for Artibeus lituratus. Classification (HAGRID: ) Genus: Artibeus; Species: Artibeus lituratus; Common name: Great fruit-eating bat.

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Journal of ZoologyVol. Great fruit-eating bats vary reproductive patterns lituatus. Vieira’s long-tongued bat X. Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities.

Common vampire bat D. The harem will later follow the scouts to the tree location for feeding. Behavior Great fruit-eating bats live in groups called harems made up of one male and 2 to 5 females.

Great fruit-eating bats play a significant role in the ecosystem. Great fruit-eating bats may also serve as a host for parasitic bat flies and mites.


This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat Retrieved from ” https: Some hypothesize that rainfall may also play a role in the reproductive patterns of great fruit-eating bats. Great fruit-eating bats will feed on fruit from several trees, switching from up to 2 to 5 fruit trees in one night.

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Artibeus lituratus

Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. Great fruit-eating bats will roost above ground from 2. In northern neotropical regions, reproductive patterns are monoestrous, while in southern regions seasonal bimodal polyestry two reproduction peaks annually during the wet season is observed.

Hairy-legged vampire bat D. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Phylloderma Pale-faced bat P. Morrison, Communication and Perception Great fruit-eating bats, like many other bats, use echolocation for orientation and locating food. Artibeus lituratus great fruit-eating bat Facebook.

In recent years, it has been found that Great fruit-eating bats sometimes experience Alopecia, a syndrome that can cause hair loss. Great fruit-eating bats are thought to have developed harems as a social structure and to help protect against predation, with one male to every few females. Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes. However, each harem has only one male. Brosset’s big-eared bat M.

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Great fruit-eating bats demonstrates a group-foraging behavior, where scouts are assigned to locate a tree with fruit and then “report” back to the harem. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.