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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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Godman’s long-tailed bat C. However, they are only found as summer migrants in the United States and, more generally, north of the mid- Sonoraarriving in these regions between April and July, and migrating south again in September.

Dark long-tongued bat L.

leptonyctrris Hairy little fruit bat R. Fragmentation of wildlands along the Mexican coast from Jalisco to Sonora will continue to increase and endanger flower-dependent bats as they migrate.

Ega long-tongued bat S.

Southern long-nosed bat

In northern Venezuela variations in temperature and photoperiod are slight; seasonal changes in this area are driven by rainfall Martino et al. Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: A temporary, arid or semiarid, dispersal corridor linking Mexico and northern South America during at least 1 Pleistocene glacial advance explains the range of L.


In the north, they reach southern CaliforniaArizona and New Mexico.

Pale spear-nosed bat P. Habitat destruction and the resulting decline or disappearance of plants, especially agave and columnar cacti that serve as nectar, pollen, and fruit sources, are important conservation concerns Petit The principal threats to these resources are wildland conversion to agriculture, ranches, and recreational and urban developments.

The name Leptonycteris is from the Greek leptosmeaning slender, and nycterismeaning bat, in reference to the slender rostrum of this genus Hensley and Wilkins Greater round-eared bat T.

Lesser long-nosed bat Leptonycteris yerbabuenae. Red fruit bat S. The diet and reproductive schedules of Leptonycteris curasoae and Glossophaga longirostris elongata Chiroptera: It may NOT be used within Apps.

Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Pygmy round-eared bat L. Commissaris’s long-tongued bat G. The breeding season lasts from November to December for bats that migrate northward during the summer, but from May to June in those that give birth in the south. Southern long-nosed bats are of average size for leaf-nosed bats, being intermediate in size between their close relatives, the greater and lesser long-nosed bats.

Adequate densities and distributions of food plants, especially columnar cacti and paniculate agaves, along migration routes must be maintained. Big-eared woolly bat C. Russell Cole, Don E. Their ears are small.


Greatest skull length is Lesser long-nosed bats roost during the day in large colonies of up to several thousand individuals in caves or abandoned mines, dispersing at night to feed. Little white-shouldered bat A. Cuban fig-eating bat P. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Curawoae 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Brachyphyllinae Carolliinae Desmodontinae Phyllonycterinae.

Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Nectar and pollen form the bulk of the diet but some fruit Cactaceae, Myrtaceae, and Sapotaceae may be consumed, especially when females are lactating Fleming and Nassar Antillean fruit-eating bat B.

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Advantages of roosting in hot, humid caves lpetonycteris thousands of conspecifics, as well as with large numbers of other bats, include minimal energy expenditure and evaporative water loss during the day and excellent thermal conditions for maximizing rates of embryonic development during pregnancy and for the growth of the pups after they are born.