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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Melissa’s yellow-eared bat V. Southern long-nosed bat L. Vieira’s long-tongued bat X.

Great fruit-eating bats vary reproductive patterns regionally. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Great fruit-eating bats have dispersed to urban areas, however, where they may roost in buildings. The bats will fly around the fruit, take a bite, and perform a twisting movement llturatus remove the fruit from the tree.

Great fruit-eating bats will roost above ground from 2. Pygmy round-eared bat L. Great fruit-eating bats are unique as they use scent in conjunction with echolocation to locate fruit.

Little information is available about the parental investment involved in caring for the young of great fruit-eating bats. Least big-eared bat N.

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In recent years, it has been found that Great fruit-eating bats sometimes experience Alopecia, a syndrome that can cause hair loss. Liturarus vampire bat D. Great fruit-eating bats are one of the largest fruit eating canopy bats, with a long wingspan used to travel long distances in search of fruit among the canopies and trees.


Some hypothesize that rainfall may zrtibeus play a role in the reproductive patterns of great fruit-eating bats. These bats have light to dark brown fur. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students.

Subfamily Stenodermatinae Ametrida Little white-shouldered bat A. In other words, Central and South America.

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Morrison, Mating System polygynous More research needed to fully understand the reproductive behavior and patterns of great fruit-eating bats. 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. Great fruit-eating bats will feed on fruit from several trees, switching from up to 2 to 5 fruit trees in one night.

However, each harem has only one male. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Hairy little fruit bat R. It is hypothesized that great fruit-eating bats do this in order to avoid being spotted by predators like owls.

The harem will later follow the scouts to the tree location for feeding. Insular single leaf bat M. Great fruit-eating bats remove fruit from trees and take it back to a feeding area. Echolocation is the process of emitting sound waves and then analyzing the returning echoes to determine food location and nearby obstacles.

Journal of ZoologyVol. Red fruit bat S. Being a frugivore, the bats disperse seeds from fruit in their fecal matter.


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Great fruit-eating bats, like many other bats, use echolocation for orientation and locating food. Pale spear-nosed bat P. However, more research is needed to fully understand the plant species that make up the diet of great fruit-eating bats, in order to pinpoint the specific species of seeds they disperse. Underwood’s long-tongued bat H. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Information is not yet available about the lifespan of great fruit-eating bats in the wild or in captivity.

Great fruit-eating bats are one atibeus the fruit-eating bat species that plays a significant role in the seed dispersal of plants in forests as well as in urban areas. Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. Brown fruit-eating bat A. Chrotopterus Big-eared woolly attibeus C.

Desmodus Common vampire bat D. Antillean fruit-eating bat B. Bats differ in intensity and frequency of their calls depending on their diet and environment.

Alopecia in Bats from Tabasco, Mexico.

Biota NeotropicaVol. Niceforo’s big-eared bat T. Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.

Brachyphyllinae Carolliinae Desmodontinae Phyllonycterinae. Journal of MammologyVol. Artibeus intermedius Allen Greater round-eared bat T.

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