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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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Accessed August 25, at http: Commissaris’s long-tongued bat G. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts.

However, more research is needed to fully understand the plant species that make up the diet of great fruit-eating bats, in order to pinpoint the specific species of seeds they disperse.

In northern neotropical regions, reproductive patterns are monoestrous, while in southern regions seasonal bimodal polyestry two reproduction peaks annually during the wet season is observed.

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Artibeus lituratus Olfers Views Read Edit View history. Journal of ZoologyVol.

Accessed December 31, at https: Relationships between roost preferences, ecotoparasite density, and grooming behaviour of neotropical bats. Erophylla Brown flower bat E.

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

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Accessed August 22, at http: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Accessed August 26, at http: Little white-shouldered bat A. Lonchorhina sword-nosed bats Tomes’s sword-nosed bat Artiheus. Great fruit-eating bats have dispersed to urban areas, however, where they may roost in buildings.

In other words, Central and South America. These bat harems may liutratus change in numbers of individuals from 4 to 5 members up to 15 to 20 members. Insular single leaf bat M. Mexican long-tongued bat C.

Morrison, Mating System polygynous More research needed to fully understand the reproductive behavior and patterns of great fruit-eating bats. Andersen’s fruit-eating bat D. Cuban fig-eating bat P. Little information is available about the parental investment involved in caring for the young of great fruit-eating bats. Large fruit-eating bat A. Being a frugivore, the bats disperse seeds from fruit in their fecal matter. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Retrieved from ” https: Great fruit-eating bats belong to the family Phyllostomidae, a family of “leaf-nosed bats”, who have a “horn” projection from the nose. Yellow-throated big-eared bat L. Great fruit-eating bats remove fruit from trees and take it back to a feeding area. Great fruit-eating bats are known to fall prey to birds, liturauts as owls. Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. Ega long-tongued bat S.

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Artibeus lituratus

Some hypothesize that rainfall may also play a role in the reproductive patterns of great fruit-eating bats. Jamaican flower bat P. Great fruit-eating bats may also serve as a host for parasitic bat flies and mites. On nights when full moons occur, the feeding and hovering times decrease. Great fruit-eating bats live in groups called harems made up of one male and 2 to 5 females.

Biota NeotropicaVol. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control. Range number of offspring 1 to 2 Little information is available about the parental investment involved in caring for the young of great fruit-eating bats. This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students.

The first peak occurs between June to October and the second from October to March. Common vampire bat D. Great stripe-faced bat V.