Interspecific Aggression by a Rabid Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis)

  title={Interspecific Aggression by a Rabid Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis)},
  author={D. Blake Sasse and Susan Weinstein and David A. Saugey},
  booktitle={Journal of wildlife diseases},
Abstract On 16 March 2012 a rabid eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis) was found attached to an evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis) in Randolph County, Arkansas, USA. This appears to be the first confirmed case of a rabid bat attacking a bat of another species. 
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Interspecific Aggression between a Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus) and a Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus) in Northern Arkansas

Interspecific aggression has been observed in Hoary Bats previously and has occasionally been linked to rabies infection, but the nature of this behavior was unable to be drawn.

Another Account of Interspecific Aggression Involving a Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus)

The Hoary Bat experienced much more extensive external injuries than the Silver-haired Bat, including sub-dermal bleeding on wing and tail membranes and bite marks and tears in both wings.



Host Phylogeny Constrains Cross-Species Emergence and Establishment of Rabies Virus in Bats

Using a data set of hundreds of rabies viruses sampled from 23 North American bat species, a general framework is presented to quantify per capita rates of cross-species transmission and reconstruct historical patterns of viral establishment in new host species using molecular sequence data, which demonstrate diminishing frequencies of both cross- species transmission and host shifts with increasing phylogenetic distance between bat species.

A possible case of interspecific transmission of rabies in insectivorous bats.

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An apparent attack on a tricolored bat ( Perimyotis subflavus ) by a hoary bat ( Lasiurus cinereus ) in northern Ohio

  • Bat Res News
  • 2013