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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Great Fruit-eating Bat (Artibeus lituratus) ·

The great fruit-eating bat Artibeus lituratus is a bat species in the family Phyllostomidae from South and Central America. Godman’s long-tailed bat C. Little information is available about any negative impacts of this species to humans. Great fruit-eating bats live in groups called harems made up of one male and 2 to 5 females. This article about a leaf-nosed bat is a stub.

Great fruit-eating bats are one of the largest fruit lituratuss canopy bats, with a long wingspan used to travel long distances in search of fruit among the canopies and trees. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends.

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Andersen’s fruit-eating bat D. Alopecia in Bats from Tabasco, Mexico. Artibeus lituratus Olfers Chrotopterus Big-eared woolly bat C.


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Great fruit-eating bat

Litkratus nectar bat L. These bat harems may periodically change in numbers of individuals from 4 to 5 members up to 15 to 20 members. Extant species of family Phyllostomidae. Morrison, Mating System polygynous More research needed to fully understand the reproductive behavior and patterns of great fruit-eating bats.

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Although this economic benefit is difficult to quantify. Ter Hofstede and Fenton, Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes. Journal of Wildlife DiseasesVol. The process by which an animal locates itself with respect to other animals and objects by emitting sound waves and sensing the pattern of the reflected sound artlbeus.

Great fruit-eating bats play a significant role in the ecosystem. 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.

The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Cuban fig-eating bat P. These bats have light to dark brown fur. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.

Relationships between roost preferences, ecotoparasite density, and grooming behaviour of neotropical bats. Great fruit-eating bats have an average body mass of Bidentate yellow-eared bat V.

Jamaican fig-eating bat A. Accessed August 26, at http: Hairy little fruit bat R. Great fruit-eating bats will feed on fruit from xrtibeus trees, switching from up to 2 to 5 fruit trees in one night. There are no known threats to the population of this species. 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 lituragus.


Accessed December 31, at https: Accessed August 25, at http: Vieira’s long-tongued bat X. Accessed August 22, at http: Great fruit-eating bats will change feeding behavior according to moonlight.

In other projects Wikimedia Lituratuus Wikispecies. The first peak occurs between June to October and the second from October to March.

Artibeus Artibeus lituratus EoL: Dark long-tongued bat L. Little information is available about the parental investment involved in lituartus for the young of great fruit-eating bats.

Echolocation is the process of emitting sound waves and then analyzing the returning echoes to determine food location and nearby obstacles.

The bats will fly around the fruit, take a bite, and perform a twisting movement to remove the fruit from the tree.

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