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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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Large fruit-eating bat A. Female Honduran white bats form maternity colonies that include adult females and their young.

Phylloderma Pale-faced bat P. Subfamily Stenodermatinae Ametrida Little white-shouldered bat A. At night, Honduran white bats use echolocation in order to find fruit which is their main source of food. It also chooses fig trees that are the closest to its day roosts.

Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. Mexican long-tongued bat C. Population numbers of the Honduran white bat are reported to have declined significantly 1as the spread of agriculture and urban development have destroyed suitable habitat.

Tents are likely constructed by multiple individuals; females have been observed constructing tents, but it is likely that males do so as well. At TBR, the annual average temperature in — was The Honduran white bat has regular body proportions – if much scaled down – for a fruit-eating bat, with no tail, fairly small ears and a short muzzle 4.

High canopy density could also protect its tent from disturbance from wind and rain. Chrotopterus Big-eared woolly bat C. Timm and Mortimer, ; Timm, Glossary Evergreen A plant which retains leaves all year round.

Mammalian Species We measured the ambient temperature under modified and unmodified leaves UMLs of Heliconia imbricata and Cocos nucifera. BATS Magazine20 4: Brazilian ectophulla bat C. Among other things, these measurements would help to understand the contribution of clustering to thermoregulation and energy expenditure. Summary [ edit ] Description Ectophylla alba in hand.


Honduran White Bat

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Jamaican flower bat P. In order to build these roosts, the females will cut from the outermost edge of the leaf to the midrib, causing it to droop.

Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Individual bats were weighted to the nearest 0. A melanized subcutaneous covering of the cranial musculature in the phyllostomid bat, Ectophylla alba. Viability of the critically endangered African wild ass Equus africanus population on Messir Plateau Eritrea. This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat They were provided with food and water ad libitum. Which species are on the road to recovery?

There is currently no information on the lifespan on Honduran white bats. Honduran white bats use calls and touch to ectopnylla with other individuals from its species, whether it be locating other individuals or communicating to others in their own roosts.

Species Profile: Honduran White Bat (Ectophylla alba) | Rainforest Alliance

Temperatures of the pinnate architecture and the unmodified leaves UMLs measure in situ. Ectophylla albaalso known as the Honduran white bat, can be found in Honduras and western Panama, as well as the Caribbean lowlands of Central America.

WWF November, http: Evolutionary implications of the karyotypes of the stenodermine genera Ardops, Ariteus, Phyllops, and Ectophylla. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Brachyphyllinae Carolliinae Desmodontinae Phyllonycterinae.

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To build both PI and IB tents, bats make cuts parallel to the central vein of the leaf. Following Holdridgethis area is classified as tropical rainforest. Dark long-tongued bat L.


Its species name ” alba ” comes ectophyla Latin ” albus ” meaning etophylla. The following other wikis use this file: Honduran white bat primary diet is figs, but they can feed on other fruits. Thermal energetics of female big brown bats Eptesicus fuscus. The mean annual precipitation in this region is 3,mm, with the rainiest months being November, December, and February McDade and Hartshorn Our results demonstrate that, for these bats, higher roost temperatures likely provides energetic benefits, especially considering that during the night temperatures drop to levels that could affect their normothermia.

Honduran white bat fact file Description Biology Range Habitat Status Threats Conservation Find out more Glossary References Print factsheet Honduran white bat description Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Mammalia Ectkphylla 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 plants 3. However, their tent is not home ectopyylla home for long.

Like many other bats, the Honduran white bat is nocturnalpreferring to roost throughout the day in its tent, and venturing out at night to forage for fruit, on which it feeds exclusively 2. It has eight to ten small “warts” albw its mouth.

Convergence in tent architecture and tent-making behavior among Neotropical and Paleotropical bats.