Gut morphology and morphometry in the epauletted Wahlberg's fruit bat (Epomophorus wahlbergi, Sundevall, 1846).

@article{Makanya2001GutMA,
  title={Gut morphology and morphometry in the epauletted Wahlberg's fruit bat (Epomophorus wahlbergi, Sundevall, 1846).},
  author={Andrew Ndegwa Makanya and Tim J. Self and C N Warui and Deter K Mwangi},
  journal={Acta biologica Hungarica},
  year={2001},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={75-89}
}
The morphological adaptations of the fruit bat small intestine to which the high functional efficiency could be related and the possible landmarks delineating the various parts of the gut were examined. The stomach was the carnivorous type with large rugae spanning the entire luminal aspect down to the pyloric sphincter, which was reflected internally as a prominent fold. Externally, the intestine was a continuous tube uninterrupted by any structures. The cranial fifth of the small gut had long… CONTINUE READING