Carollia perspicillata. Carollia perspicillata, Seba’s short-tailed bat. Photo by Merlin D. Tuttle, courtesy of Bat Conservation International. Here we provide evidence on the consumption of leaves by Carollia perspicillata in northeastern Brazil, through records of its feeding behavior. INTRODUCTION. Carollia perspicillata has proven to be a valuable laboratory model for studies in reproduction and development. We present here an overview.
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Central and South America: Found in the moist evergreen and dry deciduous forests, usually below 1,m but up to 1,m.
The larger one coincides with peak fruit productions, June-August and the other with the blooming of flowers at the end of the dry season Feb. Gestation is days.
Newborns weigh about 5g. Will enter a state of torpor when food is lacking. Gregarious with generalized roost requirements. Roost in groups of in caves, hollow trees, tunnels road culverts,and less commonly in rocks, under leaves and in buildings.
Harem adult male with many females and Bachelor adult and persoicillata adult males without a harem. Peak activity is right after sunset. Generalist, feeding on a least 50 different species of fruit. Also pollen and insects. Generally forage close to the ground. Important disperser for many plants. Bats eat up to around 35 fruits of the genus Piper per night, which translates to carpllia, seeds dispersed per night per individual.
Also may be an important pollinator to many plant species. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends.
Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now persipcillata synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant. Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal.
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Carollia perspicillata Seba’s short-tailed bat Facebook. Geographic Range Central and South America: Biogeographic Regions neotropical native Habitat Found in the moist evergreen and dry deciduous darollia, usually below 1,m but up to 1,m.
Key Behaviors motile Communication and Perception Perception Channels tactile chemical Food Habits Generalist, feeding on a least 50 different species of fruit. Economic Importance for Humans: Positive Important disperser for many plants.
Conservation Status Common and widespread. Glossary Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. In other words, Central and South America. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey.
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