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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Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and ecfophylla ends. Tent construction and use by Uroderma bilobatum in coconut palms Cocos nucifera in Costa Rica. Honduran white bats breed during the warmer months, typically during Ectophyllz and August in correspondence to the rainy season in Central America. Hairy-legged vampire bat D. Individuals have an average home range of During mating season, males and females communicate with each other through the use of pheromones to tell when the females are in heat and ready to mate.

Lonchorhina sword-nosed bats Tomes’s sword-nosed bat L. It also chooses fig trees that are the closest to its day roosts. Their ears also are the same color.

The tents and UMLs were suspended from the ceiling at —cm from the floor, and a Watt light bulb Phillips —V with Lumens and Underwood’s long-tongued bat H.

After 35 days, offspring are independent and are almost indistinguishable from the adults in terms of size and coloration. Boinski and Timm, ; Timm, Anti-predator Adaptations cryptic Known Predators owls Strigiformes snakes Serpentes opossums Didelphinae raptors Accipitridae squirrel monkeys Saimiri oerstedi Ecosystem Roles Honduran white bats are only one of four members of the family Phyllostomidae endemic to Central America.


Jamaican fruit-eating bat Artibeus jamaicensis. Types of tents studied.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Agroforestry ectopyhlla conserve species-rich but modified assemblages of tropical birds and bats. Dynamic thermal balance in the leaf-eared mouse: Ectophylla alba shows synchronized parturition Brookewhere all pups are born during the same week and cluster throughout the night and day in the tent.

Figures 2 and 3 illustrate the thermal curves for tent types and UMLs. Honduran white bat fact file Description Biology Range Habitat Status Threats Conservation Find out more Glossary References Echophylla factsheet Honduran white bat description Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Mammalia Order Chiroptera Family Phyllostomidae Genus Ectophylla 1 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 eectophylla 3.

The tropical forest shows a seasonality e. We selected tents in good condition or recently used implied by the presence of fresh feces and seeds dropped under the tent.

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Carollia Short-tailed leaf-nosed bats Benkeith’s short-tailed bat C. It isolates the pigments from its diet, particularly the fruits of the Ficus colubrinae tree.

When they roost, they hang close together upside down in the center of the leaf. These environmental factors are critical elements for the natural histories of bats, including their role in roost selection. Bulletin of the AMNH. These results were analyzed using a Student t -test analysis between the tents and the UMLs.


It may NOT be used within Apps. Big-eared woolly bat C. We measured the ambient temperature under modified and unmodified leaves UMLs of Heliconia imbricata and Cocos nucifera. Help us improve the site by taking our survey.

Bats were held for 1—3 days and all measurements were made within that time frame. Velvety fruit-eating bat E. Iteroparous animals must, by ectophyllq, survive over multiple ectophyll or periodic condition changes.

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Ectophylla alba white bat Facebook. Natural predators may include opossums, snakes and other carnivorous animals.

The skull and teeth of Ectophylla alba. They maintain this bachelor colony until the offspring have matured and left the maternity roosts.

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A century ago, 80 percent of Costa Rica was forested, but today that figure has fallen to just 20 percent From birth to independence, female Albz white bats typically invest all of their time in taking care of their young.

We established 3 phases for the experiment: Antillean fruit-eating bat B. Rodents of Unusual Size.