Roosting behavior and group stability of the big fruit-eating bat Artibeus lituratus ( Chiroptera : Phyllostomidae )

@inproceedings{MuozRomoa2008RoostingBA,
  title={Roosting behavior and group stability of the big fruit-eating bat Artibeus lituratus ( Chiroptera : Phyllostomidae )},
  author={Mariana Mu{\~n}oz-Romoa and Emilio A. Herreraa and Thomas H. Kunzb},
  year={2008}
}
  • Mariana Muñoz-Romoa, Emilio A. Herreraa, Thomas H. Kunzb
  • Published 2008
The roosting behavior of the big fruit-eating bat, Artibeus lituratus (Phyllostomidae, Stenodermatinae) in an Andean region of Venezuela is described. Sixty-four video recordings made at three separate foliage roosts during 1 year showed that group size varied between two and 14 individuals. One male was regularly observed roosting with more females than others, and this male was associated with the highest quality roost, defined here as the highest, most structurally stable, and least… CONTINUE READING

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