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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Niceforo’s big-eared bat T. Chestnut long-tongued bat L. Great fruit-eating bats are mostly tree dwelling, roosting in tree cavities or on branches.

Great fruit-eating bat

Echolocation is the process of emitting sound waves and then analyzing the returning echoes to determine food location and nearby obstacles. During winters, most groups consist of 4 to 5 members as food availability may have the largest influence lituratuus group size. However, each harem has only one male. Insular single leaf bat M. Big-eared woolly bat C. Jamaican fig-eating bat A. Pygmy round-eared bat L. Great fruit-eating bats have an average body mass of Little information is known about the specific calls of the great fruit-eating bats, but information about the calls of New World leaf-nosed batsand relatives the, Jamaican fruit-eating bats is available.

Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Velvety fruit-eating bat E.

Great fruit-eating bats demonstrates a group-foraging behavior, lituartus scouts are assigned to locate a tree with fruit and then “report” back to the harem.


Alopecia in Llturatus from Tabasco, Mexico. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Relationships between roost preferences, ecotoparasite density, and grooming behaviour of neotropical bats. Morrison, Communication and Perception Great fruit-eating bats, like many other bats, use echolocation for orientation and locating food.

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. Dark long-tongued bat L. Great fruit-eating bat are frugivores; their diet consist of mainly fruits but they feed on nectar. Extant species of family Phyllostomidae. The Journal of Experimental BiologyVol. The first peak occurs between June to October and the second from October to March.

These bats have light to dark liituratus fur. Melissa’s yellow-eared bat V. Desmodus Common vampire bat D. Range number of offspring 1 to 2 Little information is available about the parental investment involved in caring for the young of great fruit-eating bats.

White-winged vampire bat D. Views Read Edit View history. Least big-eared bat N. Artibeus Artibeus lituratus EoL: The Great fruit-eating bat roosting areas range from 0.

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Vieira’s long-tongued bat X. Being a frugivore, the bats disperse seeds from fruit in their lituratuz matter. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. It is hypothesized that great fruit-eating bats do this in order to avoid being spotted by predators like owls.


Biota NeotropicaVol. Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Great fruit-eating bats are polygamous, with groups called harems consisting of one male and several females.

Chrotopterus Big-eared woolly bat C.

In recent years, it has been found that Great fruit-eating bats sometimes experience Alopecia, a syndrome that can cause hair loss. Information is not yet available about the lifespan of great fruit-eating bats in the wild or in captivity. Great fruit-eating bats belong to the family Phyllostomidae, a family of “leaf-nosed bats”, who have a “horn” projection from the nose.

It is not yet known whether diet or hormones are the cause for the syndrome, but more research is being conducted. Although this economic benefit is difficult to quantify.

Bidentate yellow-eared bat V. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Great fruit-eating bats have dispersed to urban areas, however, where they may roost in buildings.

Yellow-throated big-eared bat L. This srtibeus about a leaf-nosed bat is a stub. Great fruit-eating bats are unique as they use scent in conjunction with echolocation to locate fruit. Underwood’s long-tongued bat H.