Fleming, T. H. and J. Nassar. Population biology of the lesser long-nosed bat Leptonycteris curasoae in Mexico and northern South America. Pp. – . Learn more about the Southern long-nosed bat – with amazing Southern long- nosed bat photos and facts on Arkive. Mol Ecol. Jun;5(3) Migration and evolution of lesser long-nosed bats Leptonycteris curasoae, inferred from mitochondrial DNA. Wilkinson GS(1).

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Moreover, owing to the seasonal nature of most flower and fruit supplies, they must time their migrations to coincide with the flowering or fruiting of their food plants. Hairy little fruit bat R.

Underwood’s long-tongued bat H. While movement between populations is not likely to be restricted in this highly mobile subspecies, these temporally segregated reproductive patterns may act as a barrier to effective dispersal, resulting in two reproductive demes winter birth deme and summer birth deme. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below.

While movement appears to be restricted between reproductive demes in females, but not males, no significant genetic population subdivision was detected. Large fruit-eating bat A.

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The principal threats to these resources are wildland conversion to agriculture, ranches, and recreational and urban developments. Photograph of an adult Leptonycteris curasoae from Venezuela. Upper incisors are equally spaced in L. In addition to wide wingspans, large wing areas, low aspect ratios, and high wing loading Norberg and RaynerL.


The southern long-nosed bat Leptonycteris curasoae is curasoaee South American species of bat in the family Phyllostomidae.

Leptobycteris size and composition of such colonies varies throughout the year, as the bats migrate to summer feeding grounds.

In northern Venezuela, females are seasonally monoestrous Martino et al. Cuban fig-eating bat Phyllops falcatus. The seasonal disappearance of this species from Andean sites in Venezuela May—August suggests local migrations in northern South Leptonytceris Soriano et al.

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Velvety fruit-eating bat E. In western Mexico, females are much more likely to migrate than males, most males appear to remain south of Sonora year round CockrumCeballos et al. Insular single leaf bat M. They are known to live for up to at least eight years in the wild. Unlike migrant insectivores or carnivoreswhose food supplies tend to be relatively uniformly distributed across habitats, but are cryptic to evade predatorsmigrant nectarivores and frugivores depend on a food supply nectar, pollen, and fruit that “wants to be found.

Phyllostomidae in northern Venezuela”. After migrating north and a gestation period of about 6 months, females give birth to a single pup leptohycteris northern maternity roosts hot cavesmost of which are located in the Sonoran Desert. Dark long-tongued bat L.

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In many areas of Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America, cave or mine-dwelling bats leponycteris often at risk as a result of misguided vampire bat eradication programs Villa-R. The timing of the northward migration, the distances that individual females travel, and the routes they take are complex and vary from year to year. Only three other species of North American bat have a nose-leaf, and two of these, the Mexican long-tongued batand the California leaf-nosed bathave a distinct tail, and also, in the latter case, much larger ears than lesser long-nosed bats do.

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Lesser long-nosed bats roost during the day in large colonies of up to several thousand individuals in caves or abandoned mines, dispersing at night to feed.

Basal rates of metabolism of nectarivorous bats Phyllostomidae from semiarid thorn forest in Venezuela. Carollia Short-tailed leaf-nosed bats Benkeith’s short-tailed bat C. Summary The endangered lesser long-nosed bat Leptonycteris curasoae is one of a few bat species that undergoes long distance migrations.

Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. They are highly gregarious, with colonies numbering in the thousands of individuals. Little white-shouldered bat A. Lonchorhina sword-nosed bats Tomes’s sword-nosed bat L. Oxford University Press lepttonycteris a department of cuurasoae University of Oxford.

Nectar and pollen form the bulk of the diet but some fruit Cactaceae, Myrtaceae, and Sapotaceae may be consumed, especially when females are lactating Fleming and Nassar Fragmentation of wildlands along the Mexican coast from Jalisco to Sonora will continue to increase and endanger flower-dependent bats as they migrate. Originally described as a subspecies of the greater long-nosed bat, [2] it was later considered a subspecies of the southern long-nosed batbefore being confirmed as a distinct species.

Leptonycteris curasoae plays an important role in the leptoncyteris of Cactaceae and Agavaceae and in the dispersal of cactus seeds Nassar et al.