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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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Dynamic thermal balance in the leaf-eared mouse: 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. Walker’s Bats of the World. The Honduran white bat has regular body proportions – if much scaled down – for ectophulla fruit-eating bat, with no tail, fairly small ears and a short muzzle 4.

White-winged vampire bat D. Mammalian Species To assure that these bats were post-absorptive before they were tested, food was removed at h and measurements of oxygen consumption began the next morning around h. Little white-shouldered bat A.

Brosset’s big-eared bat M. We calculated the average temperature and the average daily and nightly temperature.

Ectophylla alba

Extant species of family Phyllostomidae. Southern long-nosed bat L. Implications of a specialized diet for the foraging behavior of the Honduran white bat, Ectophylla alba Chiroptera: Retrieved 1 April Andersen’s fruit-eating bat D. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The data logger was programmed to take a measurement every hour for at least 1 week. Following Holdridgethis area is classified as tropical rainforest.


Large fruit-eating bat A. Due to logistics, we were not able to measure T b and T a under rctophylla tents simultaneously.

Fact Honduran white bats are not looking to suck your blood—they are vegetarians!

Lonchorhina sword-nosed bats Tomes’s sword-nosed bat L. Greater round-eared bat T. Ectophylla alba white bat Facebook. Connect with us Help us improve the ectohylla by taking our survey. First described in 2this tiny, white-furred bat is perhaps most noticeable for its remarkable habit of constructing its own roost from the leaves of plants 3.

Measurements follow a regular patterns echophylla are consistent with the fact that bats respond to the thermal changes with no obvious outliers in the results.

Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Low understory vegetation density is thought to be beneficial by providing an uncluttered airspace for the bats as they exit and enter their tents. Brooke, ; Casebeer, et al. At our study site, T a may reach a low temperature of Ecology57 2: Almost no hair grows on their black wings.

Once a tent was located, we located the nearest UML of the same species to use as control. The dependence of the Honduran white alna on a very specific habitat, that is, forest with a suitable density of Heliconia plants, makes this species vulnerable to ectopuylla 6. Citing articles via Web of Science 5.

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It is to be expected that the cost inherent to building a tent must result in a positive energetic balance for the bats, but to establish this relationship there is a fundamental question that needs to be answered: Tent selection, roosting ecology and social organization of the tent-making bat, Ectophylla albain Costa Rica. The typical lifespan of members of the Phyllostomidae family is about seven years.


Since their nose protrudes from their face in a triangular shape, scientists call members of their family “leaf-nosed evtophylla. Tents are usually Share on Facebook Tweet Send email.

Tent selection, roosting ecology and social organization of the tent-making bat, Ectophylla alba, in Costa Rica. This page eectophylla last edited on zlba Novemberat Younger leaves may be preferred because they are easier to bite through and shape than older leaves. Single tents have been consistently occupied for up to 45 days. Its ears, tragi the cartilaginous projections in front of the ear openingsnose-leaf, and lips are a bright, yellowish orange.

Tent building by female Ectophylla alba Chiroptera: They live in rainforests that have heliconia plants. The phyllostomid bats, Ectophylla alba and Vampyrum spectrum, in Costa Rica. Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. The PI tents are usually built on large palm leaves of the family Arecaceae, this type of tent is constructed by cutting ectophyllz leaflets from a compound leaf or frond.