Great fruit-eating bats (Artibeus lituratus) range from Mexico to Southern Brazil. ( Bello-Gutierrez, et al., ; Brinklov, et al., ; Oprea, et al., ; Stockwell. Subgenus, Artibeus (Artibeus) Leach, Species, Artibeus lituratus (Olfers, ) – great fruit-eating bat, Great Fruit-eating Bat. Direct Children: Subspecies . AnAge entry for Artibeus lituratus. Classification (HAGRID: ) Genus: Artibeus; Species: Artibeus lituratus; Common name: Great fruit-eating bat.

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However, each harem has only one male. Journal of Wildlife DiseasesVol. Some hypothesize that rainfall may also play a role in the reproductive patterns of great fruit-eating bats.

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Bidentate yellow-eared bat V. Hairy little fruit bat R. Great fruit-eating bats will feed on fruit from several trees, switching from up to 2 to 5 fruit trees in one night. Bats differ in intensity and frequency of their calls depending on their diet and environment. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Underwood’s long-tongued bat H.

Great fruit-eating bat – Wikipedia

Being a frugivore, the bats disperse seeds from fruit in their fecal matter. The process by which an animal locates itself with respect to other animals and objects by emitting sound waves and sensing the pattern of the reflected sound waves. Greater round-eared bat T.


Artibeus intermedius Allen Honduran white bat E. It is hypothesized that great fruit-eating bats do this in order to avoid being spotted by predators like artibbeus.

More research needed to fully understand the reproductive behavior and patterns of great fruit-eating bats.

Artibeus lituratus

It is not yet known whether diet or hormones are the cause for the syndrome, but more research is being conducted.

Carollia Short-tailed leaf-nosed bats Benkeith’s short-tailed bat C.

Hairy-legged vampire bat D. Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. Great fruit-eating bats play a significant role in the ecosystem. Lonchorhina sword-nosed bats Tomes’s sword-nosed bat L. Although this economic benefit is difficult to quantify. Brachyphyllinae Carolliinae Desmodontinae Phyllonycterinae.

Godman’s long-tailed bat C. Brown fruit-eating lituratys A. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Great fruit-eating bats demonstrates a group-foraging behavior, where liturahus are assigned to locate a tree with fruit and then “report” back to the harem.


Great fruit-eating bat are frugivores; their diet consist lifuratus mainly fruits but they feed on nectar. The Journal of Experimental BiologyVol. Little information is known about the specific calls of the great fruit-eating bats, but information about the calls of New World leaf-nosed batsand relatives the, Jamaican fruit-eating bats is available.

Great fruit-eating bat

Great-fruit eating bats typically roost in trees during the day, but changes between roosting areas within a large area ranging from 0. Great fruit-eating bats artiveus change feeding behavior according to moonlight. Great fruit-eating bats are mostly tree dwelling, roosting in tree cavities or on branches. Ega long-tongued bat S.

Accessed August 22, at http: Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. Great fruit-eating bats are one of the largest fruit eating canopy bats, qrtibeus a long wingspan used to travel long distances in search of fruit among the canopies and trees. Great fruit-eating bats will roost above ground from 2.