Diet and Cranial Morphology of Musonycteris Harrisoni , a Highly Specialized Nectar-feeding Bat in Western Mexico

@inproceedings{Tschapka2008DietAC,
  title={Diet and Cranial Morphology of Musonycteris Harrisoni , a Highly Specialized Nectar-feeding Bat in Western Mexico},
  author={Marco Tschapka and ELLEN B. SPERR and LUIS ANTONIO CABALLERO-MART{\'I}NEZ and Rodrigo A. Medell{\'i}n},
  year={2008}
}
We studied the morphology and diet of Musonycteris harrisoni, an endangered nectar-feeding bat endemic to western Mexico, and explored potential reasons for the cranial specialization of this extraordinarily long-snouted bat. We achieved 28 captures in the wet season and 30 in the dry season, which represents the largest data set in existence for this rare species. We took morphological data and collected pollen from the bats’ pelage. Diet analysis revealed the genera Cleome, Pseudobombax… CONTINUE READING