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A Biodiversity Assessment of Bats (Chiroptera) in a Tropical Lowland Rainforest of Central Amazonia, Including Methodological and Conservation Considerations
It is concluded that the development of comprehensive inventories of key vertebrate taxa such as bats derived from a combination of several standardized sampling procedures is essential to develop meaningful, conservation-oriented plans for land-use and management of protected areas.
Small Tent‐Roosting Bats Promote Dispersal of Large‐Seeded Plants in a Neotropical Forest
A greater role of small frugivorous bats as dispersers of large seeds than previously thought is demonstrated, particularly in regions where populations of large-bodied seed dispersers have been reduced or extirpated by hunting.
Tent building by female Ectophylla alba (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) in Costa Rica
Investigating tent construction is presented for the first time information on tent construction by a phyllostomid bat in the field, and a female Ectophylla modifying Heliconia leaves into a tent is observed, the first direct Tent building by female ECTophylla alba in Costa Rica.
Bats of Jaú National Park, central Amazônia, Brazil
ABSTRACT Although recognized as highly diverse, the bat fauna of the Amazon basin has been only patchily sampled. This paper combines data from five short surveys conducted between 1998 and 2001 in
Life in a mosaic landscape: anthropogenic habitat fragmentation affects genetic population structure in a frugivorous bat species
It is demonstrated that bats, despite their high mobility, are not secure from genetic erosion in anthropogenically modified landscapes and the importance of considering several points in time when testing for an influence of habitat parameters as it might be decades until they are reflected by genetic diversity.
Roosting requirements of white tent-making bat Ectophylla alba (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae)
The results show that the process of habitat selection for roost construction is highly specialized to an intermediate stage of secondary succession, which makes Ectophylla alba even more vulnerable to extinction than previously believed.
Wing morphology predicts individual niche specialization in Pteronotus mesoamericanus (Mammalia: Chiroptera)
It is concluded that individual variation in bat wing morphology can impact foraging efficiency leading to the observed overall patterns of diet specialization and differentiation within the population.
Energetics of tent roosting in bats: the case of Ectophylla alba and Uroderma bilobatum (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae).
The results show that when a heat source is present tents conserve heat better than a UML, and using a “tent” that maintains a temperature higher than ambient temperature, or close to 25°C degrees, provides an energetic advantage.
The bats of Rio Grande do Norte state, northeastern Brazil
Rio Grande do Norte is one of the smallest states in Brazil but has a rich diversity of ecosystems, including Caatinga vegetation, remnants of Atlantic Forest, coastal habitats, mangroves and large