Composition of guano produced by frugivorous, sanguivorous, and insectivorous bats

  title={Composition of guano produced by frugivorous, sanguivorous, and insectivorous bats},
  author={J K Emerson and Alison McCombe Roark},
ABSTRACT Bat guano supports an assemblage of organisms that varies depending on the species of bat producing it. To determine whether these differences in community structure may be due to differences in guano composition, we analyzed guano from frugivorous (Pteropus rodricensis), sanguivorous (Desmodus rotundus), and insectivorous (Tadarida brasiliensis) bats. We found no differences among species in organic matter or lipid of guano. Desmodus guano contained more carbon (C) than Pteropus guano… 

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