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Jamaican Fruit Bat Artibeus jamaicensis
2012-06-29 13:18:33

The Jamaican fruit bat (Artibeus jamaicensis), also known as the Mexican fruit bat or the common fruit bat, is native to South and Central America. It can also be found in the Greater and Lesser Antilles. Its range extends from southern Mexico to northwestern Argentina, and also includes the islands of Tobago, Trinidad, and the Florida Keys. It prefers habitats at elevations between sea level...

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