Flower Bats (Glossophaga soricina) and Fruit Bats (Carollia perspicillata) Rely on Spatial Cues over Shapes and Scents When Relocating Food

@inproceedings{Carter2010FlowerB,
  title={Flower Bats (Glossophaga soricina) and Fruit Bats (Carollia perspicillata) Rely on Spatial Cues over Shapes and Scents When Relocating Food},
  author={Gerald G Carter and John M Ratcliffe and Bennett G. Galef},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Natural selection can shape specific cognitive abilities and the extent to which a given species relies on various cues when learning associations between stimuli and rewards. Because the flower bat Glossophaga soricina feeds primarily on nectar, and the locations of nectar-producing flowers remain constant, G. soricina might be predisposed to learn to associate food with locations. Indeed, G. soricina has been observed to rely far more heavily on spatial cues than on shape cues when… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 20 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS
10 Citations
33 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 10 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 33 references

Hierarchical strategy for relocating food targets in flower bats: spatial memory versus cue-directed search

  • J Thiele, Y Winter
  • Anim Behav
  • 2005
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Stable-isotope analysis of diets of short-tailed fruit bats (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae: Carollia)

  • HA York, SA Billings
  • J Mamm
  • 2009
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…