Fleming, T. H. and J. Nassar. Population biology of the lesser long-nosed bat Leptonycteris curasoae in Mexico and northern South America. Pp. – . Learn more about the Southern long-nosed bat – with amazing Southern long- nosed bat photos and facts on Arkive. Mol Ecol. Jun;5(3) Migration and evolution of lesser long-nosed bats Leptonycteris curasoae, inferred from mitochondrial DNA. Wilkinson GS(1).

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Identical haplotypes in L. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonomy articles created by Polbot. If you are able to help please contact: In northern Venezuela, the general diet composition is similar to that leptobycteris in other areas Martino et al. Solapamiento de dieta entre Leptonycteris curasoae y Glossophaga longirostris Mammalia: Bidentate yellow-eared bat V. Flight speeds and mechanical power outputs of the nectar-feeding bat, Leptonycteris cuurasoae Phyllostomidae: They are important pollinators of night-blooming cactus.

Ega long-tongued bat S.

Bats of this subspecies that migrate north to maternity roosts from southern Mexico follow the spring-birth pattern of Leptonycteeis. Columnar cacti are critical for the survival and reproduction of L.


Big-eared woolly bat C. Chrotopterus Big-eared woolly bat C. They are agile fliers, feeding on nectar, pollen curasoaf, and fruit. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology.

This variation probably reflects geographic variation in the availability of cactus flowers, which bloom along the Pacific Coast of Mexico in a south-to-north progression Valiente-Banuet et al. Niceforo’s big-eared bat T. Dentition is relatively heavy curaasoae to L.

A pregnancy peak occurred in May and a lactation peak in June in northern Venezuela Martino et al. Melissa’s yellow-eared bat V.

Southern Long-nosed Bat (Leptonycteris curasoae) ·

Which species are on the road to recovery? Length of the 3 phalanges of the 3rd finger of Leptonycteros. Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Koopman was the 1st to recognize curasoae, nivalisand yerbabuenae as separate species. It sometimes hovers in front of an inflorescence Nassar et al.

Therefore, these migrant nectarivores travel along “latitudinally broad paths of blooming plants” called nectar corridors Fleming et al.


Another important threat is the growing rate at which wild agave is harvested for tequila production – the agave are harvested before they have an opportunity to bloom. Brosset’s big-eared bat M. Uropatagium leptoyncteris sparsely haired with a slight fringe, compared to the nearly naked uropatagium of L. They are highly gregarious, with colonies numbering in the thousands of individuals.

Lesser long-nosed bat

Large fruit-eating bat A. Pygmy round-eared bat L. Mexican long-nosed bat Leptonycteris nivalis. Phylloderma Pale-faced bat P.

Photo by Merlin D. Basal rates of metabolism of nectarivorous bats Phyllostomidae from semiarid thorn forest in Venezuela. Subfamily Stenodermatinae Ametrida Little white-shouldered bat A.

Citing articles via Google Scholar. Adult lesser long-nosed bats are yellow-brown or grey above, with rusty brown fur below. Niceforo’s big-eared bat T. Tomes’s sword-nosed bat L. Cuban fig-eating bat P.