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Scientists Describe Two New Species Of Yellow-shouldered Bats
2014-04-17 13:35:01

Lying forgotten in museum collections two new species of yellow-shouldered bats have been unearthed by scientists at the American Museum of New York and The Field Museum of Natural History and described in the open access journal ZooKeys.

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Great Fruit-Eating Bat, Artibeus lituratus
2013-06-27 12:20:08

The great fruit-eating bat (Artibeus lituratus) is a species of leaf-nosed bat that can be found in Central and South America. Its range extends from Brazil and Argentina to Mexico and includes Barbados, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago, among other areas. It prefers a habitat in forests and other natural areas. It can reach an average body length of 2.2 ounces. This species has a stable population, although it is slightly threatened by habitat destruction due to deforestation....

Little Yellow-shouldered Bat, Sturnira lilium
2013-06-18 12:20:31

The little yellow-shouldered bat (Sturnira lilium) is a species that is native to Central and South America. Its range is large and includes Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Bolivia, and Mexico, among many other areas. It can be found in a variety of habitats from mountainous or arid forests to tropical forests. It is typically found at elevations below 2,624 feet, although it can be found at elevations of up to 5,249 feet. The little yellow-shouldered bat holds home ranges that vary...

Red Fruit Bat, Stenoderma rufum
2013-06-18 12:15:56

The red fruit bat (Stenoderma rufum), also known as the red fig-eating bat, is a species of leaf-nosed bat that is native to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. It prefers a habitat within tropical or subtropical arid forests. There is little known about this species and most of the recorded information about this species has been gathered from a population in the Luquillo Mountains. It holds three subspecies, including Desmarest's Red Fruit Bat. The red fruit bat prefers to roost in...

Salvin’s Big-eared Bat, Chiroderma salvini
2013-01-28 14:37:15

Image Caption: Chiroderma salvini. Credit: Joseph Smit/Wikipedia Salvin’s big-eared bat (Chiroderma salvini) is a leaf-nosed bat that can be found in many areas including Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Roca, El Salvador, Ecuador, Panama, and Venezuela. It prefers a habitat within evergreen and semi-deciduous forests, but in can be found in arid areas like savannahs near water sources like streams. This bat is not well known, but it is thought to fly through...

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