New World leaf-nosed bats

New World leaf-nosed bats

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Phyllostomidae

 

Animals in the family Phyllostomidae

Jamaican fruit-eating bat
Vampire bat
White bat
Mexican long-nosed bat
Southern long-nosed bat
Greater spear-nosed bat
Little yellow-shouldered bat
Facts about the family Phyllostomidae, the New World leaf-nosed bats

A report titled "the type specimen of Anoura geoffroyi lasiopyga (Chirotera: Phyllostomidae)" is in press.

Although Phyllostomidae is the most diverse bat family in Brazil, with 78 species (Aguiar & Taddei 1995), its predominance may be considered, to some extent, as a bias of the principal collection method used, being mist nets.

Phyllostomidae is a stunning family from the point of view of trophic adaptations and guilds.

The common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus (Phyllostomidae) is considered to be a luciphogous animal that prefers to rest on dark and moist roosts (Taddei 1983).

However, as Phyllostomidae is a large and variable group, this information may not be applicable to this particular species. (Full text)

Members of this Family New World leaf-nosed bats are a common and diverse group that includes around 143 species, placed in 49 genera. (Full text)

The common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus (Phyllostomidae) is considered to be a luciphogous animal that prefers to rest on dark and moist . (Full text)

People on both sides of this argument agree that the New World Leaf-nosed Bats are the vampire bats' closest relatives. (Full text)

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