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Phyllonycteris poeyi Gundlach, 1861, a medium-sized bat, is a phyllostomid commonly called the Cuban flower bat or Poey’s flower bat. Phyllonycteris is endemic to the Greater Antilles and P. poeyi is endemic to Cuba and Hispaniola. P. poeyi is characterized by a rudimentary nose leaf, median groove on lower lip ridged with papillae, and ears that are(More)
Self-management procedures that incorporate elements of self-assessment, self-recording, and self-reinforcement have reduced stereotypic (i.e., repetitive) behaviors in children with autism in clinical settings. This study examined the effects of a self-management program used to reduce high rates of inappropriate vocalizations (e.g., humming, tongue(More)
1Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-3131, USA 2Natural Science Research Laboratory, Museum Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX 79409-3191, USA 3Laboratorio de Sistemática y Morfología. Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos Av. Universidad 1001, C.P. 62210, Cuernavaca, Morelos,(More)
Comparative correlational studies of brain size and ecological traits (e.g. feeding habits and habitat complexity) have increased our knowledge about the selective pressures on brain evolution. Studies conducted in bats as a model system assume that shared evolutionary history has a maximum effect on the traits. However, this effect has not been quantified.(More)
The renal morphology of 24 species of mormoopid and phyllostomid bats feeding on six different diets was examined to test evolutionary changes in several structural traits presumably led by dietary shifts from ancestral insectivorous diets. The kidneys of a fish-eating vespertilionid and an insect-eating emballonurid were also examined but not included in(More)
We tested the role of increased ammonia in urine as an energy- and/or nitrogen (N)-saving mechanism in the great fruit-eating bat Artibeus lituratus (Phyllostomidae). We compared N excretion in two groups of bats fed energy-rich (2.75 kJ g(-1) wet mass) or energy-poor diets (0.7 kJ g(-1) wet mass). Within each diet, bats were assigned to different N(More)
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