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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The tents and UMLs were suspended from the ceiling at —cm from the floor, and a Watt light bulb Phillips —V with Lumens and The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and albba may be completely wrong. Brooke, ; Casebeer, et al. Features such as canopy density may help the tent maintain a consistent microclimate. To form its tent-like shelter from these wide, waxy leaves, the bat selects relatively low-hanging foliage and severs the leaf on either side of the midrib along most of its length.

Godman’s long-tailed bat C. The phyllostomid ectophyll, Ectophylla alba and Vampyrum spectrum, in Costa Rica. 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. There is currently no information on the lifespan on Honduran white bats. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.

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Honduran white bats live in roosts of one male and five or six females. The energy expenditure of E.

Thermal difference stands for the difference in Celsius degrees between each point in the experiment and the initial temperature of the system. Tents from both types of architecture and UMLs of the correspondent plant species were extracted from the forest and immediately taken to the laboratory to test whether tents are better at storing heat than UMLs. Its body ectopuylla covered in fine white hair, and although at first this may appear somewhat impractical, the effect of sunlight extophylla through the leaves of its shelter casts a green light across the bat roosting ecyophylla, providing effective camouflage from predators 5.


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.

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These results were analyzed using a Student t -test analysis between the tents and ectophyllaa UMLs. We established 3 phases for the experiment: Its dental formula is 2. Tomes’s sword-nosed bat L. The microclimate of the roost is crucial to balance the daily energy expenditure of most bats, which is significant to their survival Dechmann et al. Honduran white bat threats Population numbers of the Honduran white bat are reported to have declined significantly 1as the spread of agriculture and ectophyllla development have destroyed suitable habitat.

Sexual dimorphism is believed to exist, with males being slightly larger than females. We also measured temperature with simulated bat presence and without a heat source, and finally we measured bat energy expenditure at different temperatures.

This species, along with four Diclidurus species and the ghost bat Macroderma gigasis among the only currently known species of bat—more than 1, species have been described—where the pelage is all white. These bats lack a tail. Almost no hair grows on their black wings. Due to logistics, we were not able to measure T b and T a under the tents simultaneously.

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Energetics of tent roosting in bats: You Might Also Like Vieira’s long-tongued bat X. In a roost, one male mates with the five females in that roost and each female has a single pup.

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All bats were non-reproductive adults. Then we used the values to construct the thermal curves for each of the treatments tents and UMLs. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Positive There are no positive economic impacts Honduran white bats have on humans. Our results show that the O 2 consumption of E. 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: The less strict defense of T b shown by U.


Init was discovered that the Hondoran white bat uses carotenoids to produce the yellow-orange coloration of its ears, nose-leaf, and lips. Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal. Leaf selection by the tent-making bat Artibeus watsoni in Asterogyne martiana palms in southwestern Costa Rica. In order to build these roosts, the females will cut from the outermost edge of the leaf to the midrib, causing it to droop.

Subfamily Stenodermatinae Ametrida Little white-shouldered bat A. Although they return to the same heliconia leaf after foraging, they do not defend it and are not territorial.

Niceforo’s big-eared bat T. When they roost, they hang close together upside down in the center of the leaf. The average temperature during the day was 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.

Ega long-tongued bat S. Since their nose protrudes from their face in a triangular shape, scientists call members of their family “leaf-nosed zlba. Red-fronted parrot Poicephalus gulielmi. Wctophylla Range 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. No other large-scale ectophylal efforts are in place for this species. Diamonds represent actual measurements.

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