Yellow-shouldered Fruit Bat

Yellow shouldered batThe Yellow-shouldered Fruit Bat (Sturnira lilium) lives in the area from northern Mexico to Uruguay, eastern Barzil and northern Argentina. Most yellow shouldered bat males have patches of orange fur over glands on their shoulders, which give the species their name. These glands are also used to attract females. Its diet consists of fruit, insects and pollen. The yellow-shouldered fruit bat is common to abundant.

Image of the yellow shouldered fruit bat by A. Martin, with permission from

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The Little yellow-shouldered bat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the little yellowshouldered bat
A young / baby of a little yellowshouldered bat is called a 'pup'. A little yellowshouldered bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
Some facts about the
Little yellow-shouldered bat

Adult weight : 0.02 kg (0.044 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 12 years

Litter size : 1

Body mass : 0.021 kg (0.0462 lbs)

Temperature : 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

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