Comparative Intestinal Histomorphology of Five Species of Phyllostomid Bats (Phyllostomidae, Microchiroptera): Ecomorphological Relations with Alimentary Habits

  • Rafaela Gadelha - Alves, Melo Da Silva Rozensztranch
  • Published 2009

Abstract

The intestines of Sturnira lilium, Phyllostomus hastatus, Carollia perspicillata, Glossophaga soricina and Desmodus rotundus were analized through macroscopic, morphometric and light microscopy studies. The species studied presented some common characteristics generally found in bats, such as the absence of a caecum and an appendix. The frugivorous bat S… (More)

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