Review of the large fruit-eating bats of the Artibeus "lituratus" complex (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) in Middle America /

  title={Review of the large fruit-eating bats of the Artibeus "lituratus" complex (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) in Middle America /},
  author={William B. Davis},
A systematic revision of the bats (Chiroptera) of Honduras: an updated checklist with corroboration of historical specimens and new records
A reassessment of the conservation status of the bats of Honduras is recommended considering recent changes and that a number of species have not been observed since their reports in historical records and require an update of the taxonomic identification keys. Expand
Speciation Dynamics of the Fruit-Eating Bats (Genus Artibeus): With Evidence of Ecological Divergence in Central American Populations
The data from Artibeus indicate that multiple speciation processes underlie extant levels of diversity within the genus and provide further evidence for complex origins of the Neotropical fauna and contribute to a greater understanding of the natural processes underlying the origin of species. Expand
Occasional Papers Museum of Texas Tech University Number 277 2 October 2008 Phylogenetics of the fruit-eating Bats ( Phyllostomidae : artiBeina ) inferred from mitochondrial dna sequences
Approximately 24 species classified in three groups (Artibeus, Dermanura, and Koopmania) compose Subtribe Artibeina, an assemblage of New World leaf-nosed bats (Phyllostomidae) for which evolutionaryExpand
Molecular systematics of the genus Artibeus (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae).
The phylogenies and divergence time estimates show a marked influence of the Andes in the formation of the subgenera and the main lineages inside each subgenus and suggested the existence of at least four 'new' species revealing a significant cryptic diversity inside the genus. Expand
Roosting behavior and group stability of the big fruit-eating bat Artibeus lituratus (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae)
The type of male–female association observed in A. lituratus is consistent with a resource defense polygyny hypothesis and it is suggested that shuttling movements of individuals may reflect a commonly observed adaptation of foliage roosting bats related to the avoidance of predators and/or parasites. Expand
Differences in body mass among the frugivorous bats Artibeus lituratus and Carollia perspicillata (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) from an urban and a peri-urban area of Cúcuta, Colombia
We report differences in body mass of two species of fruit bats, Artibeus lituratus and Carollia perspicillata, from two fragments of tropical dry forest (TDF) located in urban and peri-urban areasExpand
Rare or misidentified? On the external identification of the neglected Artibeus inopinatus Davis & Carter, 1964 (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) in Honduras
It is determined that the forearm length, third metacarpal length, the length of the second phalanx of digit III, and body length are the main characteristics for the external identification of A. inopinatus. Expand
Bat Folivory in Numbers: How Many, How Much, and How Long?
This study studied two colonies of Artibeus living under different conditions in the Venezuelan Andes, finding that both species of bats fed on leaves from certain plant species over others, showed monthly variation in leaf consumption, and on average consumed less than 50% of the leaf. Expand
Field key to the bats of Costa Rica and Nicaragua
With more than 1,400 species of bats described worldwide, the order Chiroptera is second only to rodents in ecological and taxonomic diversity. Bats play critically important roles in natural systemsExpand
Small Mammals of the Mayo River Basin in Northern Peru, with the Description of a New Species of Sturnira (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae)
ABSTRACT We present the results of an inventory of small mammals in the Mayo River basin, one of the least-studied regions of the Central Andes in Peru. We conducted inventories at three locations inExpand