Ectophylla alba. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species e. TA TAen. The Honduran white bat (Ectophylla alba) is a species of bat in the family Phyllostomatidae. The only member of the genus Ectophylla, it is found in Honduras. Familia: Phyllostomidae Subfamilia: Stenodermatinae Tribus: Stenodermatini Genus: Ectophylla Species: Ectophylla alba.

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From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. It clings to the roof of its tent in small ectophtlla of individuals. Find out more For further information on wildlife conservation in Central America see: The nose-leaf also has a serrated margin. Our results show that both tent architectures are not equally effective in terms of the heat that they are able to ectophlyla and the time required for this heat to accumulate.

Retrieved 14 May Although some parts of food items may remain in the digestive tract of bats for longer periods of time, most bats process food rapidly.

Honduran White Bat

The phyllostomid bats, Ectophylla alba and Vampyrum spectrum, in Costa Rica. Honduran white bat habitat An inhabitant of evergreen tropical forests 1the Honduran white bat requires areas where there is sufficient canopy coverage, understorey coverage up to one metre in height, and a density of Heliconiaa fairly common tropical flowering plant 6. The PI tents are usually built on large palm leaves of the family Arecaceae, this type of tent is constructed by cutting several leaflets from a compound leaf or frond.

Although tent construction has only been documented for 2 species, 1 from the Neotropics Ectophylla alba and 1 from the old tropics Cynopterus sphinx — Balasingh et al. A century ago, 80 percent of Costa Rica was forested, but today that figure has fallen to just 20 percent WWF November, http: Yellow-throated big-eared bat L. Mammals of South America, Volume 1: Which species are on the road to recovery? Tent selection, roosting ecology and social organization of the tent-making bat, Ectophylla alba, in Costa Rica.


This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat Small tent roosting bats promote dispersal of large seeded plants in a Neotropical Forest. These predators are typically owls, snakes, opossums, squirrel monkeys Saimiri oerstediand raptors. Honduran white bats are a social species, often building roosts out of heliconia Heliconia species leaves, a flowering plant endemic to the forests of Central America.

Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentectophyllfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Metabolic rates and thermal conductance in four species of Antillean bats roosting in hot-caves. We calculated the average temperature and the average daily and nightly temperature. Los resultados muestran que cuando hay una fuente de calor presente, la tienda conserva el calor mejor que una hoja no modificada.

Greater round-eared bat T. Once the females have had their pups, males will go off and join a bachelor roost with other males, while the females remain in their maternity roost.

Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Then we used the values to construct the thermal curves for each of the treatments tents and UMLs.

Ectophylla alba – # | American Society of Mammalogists

We tuned on the bulbs and left them on for 40min to allow the air inside the tent to warm up; and c cooling: Because it is highly specialized on the one species of fig, it has larger foraging movements than observed in frugivorous bats that are less specialized. Selection of roost sites by Honduran white bats, Ectophylla alba Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae in Costa Rica”.


However, some mammals build their own roosts; among them we can find rodents, carnivores, insectivores, and bats e. Both male and female Honduran white bats are known to be able to create these tents 7 8.

The phyllostomid bats, Ectophylla alba and Vampyrum spectrum, in Costa Rica.

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L iterature C ited. Citing articles ectiphylla Web of Science 5. Our results show that the O 2 consumption of E. Younger leaves may be preferred because they are easier to bite through and shape than older leaves. Great stripe-faced bat V. These bats lack a tail. This species information was authored as part of the Arkive and Universities Scheme.

Date and year Good articles Use dmy dates from December Articles with ‘species’ microformats. The skull and teeth of Ectophylla alba.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This alerts the bats to danger and they fly quickly away. In order to ectophylpa these roosts, the females will cut from the outermost edge of the leaf to the midrib, causing it to droop.

Its skull is similar in appearance to other species in its subfamilywith the exception of its very deep basioccipital pits. Female Honduran white bats form aba colonies that include adult females and their young. Essays in honor of Philip Hershkovitz Fieldiana: Hairy-legged vampire bat D. We obtained a total of 20 measurements.