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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Ter Hofstede and Fenton, Great fruit-eating bats are known to fall prey to birds, such as owls. Great fruit-eating bats Artibeus lituratus range from Mexico to Southern Brazil. Behavior Lituratks fruit-eating bats live in groups called harems made up of one male and 2 to 5 females.

Artibeus lituratus

Brown flower bat E. Common vampire bat D.

Pale spear-nosed bat P. However, more research is needed to fully understand the plant species litufatus make up the diet of great fruit-eating bats, in order to pinpoint the specific species of seeds they disperse.

Accessed August 25, at http: Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends.


Great fruit-eating bat

Erophylla Brown flower bat E. Little information is available about the parental investment involved in caring for the young of great fruit-eating bats. In recent years, it has been found that Great fruit-eating bats sometimes experience Alopecia, a syndrome that can cause hair loss.

More research needed to fully understand the reproductive behavior and patterns of great fruit-eating bats.

Commissaris’s long-tongued bat G. Brazilian big-eyed bat C. Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. To cite this page: Although this economic benefit is difficult to quantify.

Morrison, Communication and Perception Great fruit-eating aartibeus, like many other bats, use echolocation for orientation and locating food. Yellow-throated big-eared bat L.

Great Fruit-eating Bat (Artibeus lituratus) ·

Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. It is hypothesized that great fruit-eating bats do this in order to avoid being spotted by predators like owls. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Extant species of family Phyllostomidae. Information is not yet available about the lifespan of great fruit-eating bats in the wild or in captivity. The process by which an animal locates itself with respect to other animals and objects by artibues sound waves and sensing the pattern of the reflected sound waves. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents luturatus references beyond our control.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In other words, Central and South America. Morrison, Mating System polygynous More research needed to fully understand the reproductive behavior and patterns of great fruit-eating bats. Little white-shouldered bat A.


Morrison, ; Oprea, et al. These bat harems may periodically change in numbers of individuals from 4 to 5 members up to 15 to 20 members. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.

Morphology and flight manoeuvrability in New World leaf-nosed bats Chiroptera: A note on the lkturatus and foraging behavior of Artibeus lituratus Chiroptera,Phyllostomidae in an urban park in southeastern Brazil.