Diet and the evolution of digestion and renal function in phyllostomid bats.

@article{Schondube2001DietAT,
  title={Diet and the evolution of digestion and renal function in phyllostomid bats.},
  author={Jorge E Schondube and L G Herrera-M and Carlos Mart{\'i}nez del Rio},
  journal={Zoology},
  year={2001},
  volume={104 1},
  pages={59-73}
}
Bat species in the monophyletic family Phyllostomidae feed on blood, insects, small vertebrates, nectar, fruit and complex omnivorous mixtures. We used nitrogen stable isotope ratios to characterize bat diets and adopted a phylogenetically informed approach to investigate the physiological changes that accompany evolutionary diet changes in phyllostomids. We found that nitrogen stable isotopes separated plant-eating from animal-eating species. The blood of the latter was enriched in (15)N. A… CONTINUE READING

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