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Energetics of tent roosting in bats: the case of Ectophylla alba and Uroderma bilobatum (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae).
Roost selection in mammals is an important selective pressure, and many animals find shelter in previously existing structures. Furthermore, the microclimate of roosts is a crucial element for batExpand
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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 largeExpand
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Are Leaves a Good Option in Caatinga's Menu? First Record of Folivory in Artibeus planirostris (Phyllostomidae) in the Semiarid Forest, Brazil
Folivory can be defined as the consumption of foliage, including leaves, stems and leaf content. This trophic strategy has been documented in two families of bats, Pteropodidae (Old World fruit bats)Expand
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Testicular characterization and spermatogenesis of the hematophagous bat Diphylla ecaudata
Diphylla ecaudata is a hematophagous bat endemic of South America, with food preference for bird blood. Given the lack of information about the reproductive activity of this species, this study aimedExpand
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Caves are important roosts for bats in karstic areas and play a critical role in the protection of bat populations. In the state of Rio Grande do Norte, in northeastern Brazil, cave-dwelling bats areExpand
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The Influence of Sex and Reproductive Status on Foraging Behavior and Seed Dispersal by Uroderma convexum (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae)
Uroderma convexum construct and occupy tents. Tents serve as day shelters and reproductive sites, but also frequently are used as night feeding roosts. We observed and radio-tagged U. convexumExpand
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Natural History of the Caatinga Endemic Vieira's Flower Bat, Xeronycteris vieirai
Xeronycteris vieirai is an endemic bat species described by Gregorin and Ditchfield in 2005 only five specimens of which have been collected to date. It is considered Data Deficient by the IUCN RedExpand
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Educación Ambiental en la Reserva Biológica Tirimbina
Tirimbina Biological Reserve (TBR) has an Environmental Education Program for over 10 years. Each year they work with a different theme, during 2010 it was “Bats”. The work dynamics consists of twoExpand
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Inside or out? Cave size and landscape effects on cave-roosting bat assemblages in Brazilian Caatinga caves
Cave bats have an intimate association with their roosts. Size, structural heterogeneity, and microclimatic conditions are traits of caves known to affect the structure of these assemblages. TheExpand