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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Nocturnal Active at night. This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat Acta Chiropterologica8 2: Chrotopterus Big-eared woolly bat C.

Its bright yellow ears, nose-leaf, and lips are a result of carotenoid deposition; the mechanism of this deposition is being researched as a way to understand and combat macular degeneration in humans. Sign In or Create an Account. 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 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 plants 3.

Bats were kept in the chamber for 1h. It clings to the roof of its tent in small colonies of individuals. Accessed November 15, at http: Honduran tent bat Uploaded alab Leyo. Small tent roosting bats promote dispersal of large seeded plants in a Neotropical Forest. Southern long-nosed bat L. When the sun shines through the leaves of their tent, it makes the bats’ white coat appear green, making them hard to spot! The process by which an echophylla locates itself with respect to other animals and objects by emitting sound waves and sensing the pattern of the reflected sound waves.


Ectophylla alba

M aterial and M ethods. Timm, Economic Importance for Humans: The typical lifespan of members of the Phyllostomidae family is about seven years. Jamaican fig-eating bat A.

Agroforestry systems conserve species-rich but modified assemblages of tropical birds and bats. Its species name ” alba ” comes laba Latin ” albus ” meaning “white. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.

Tent building by female Ectophylla alba Chiroptera: Energetic and thermoregulatory aspects of clustering behavior in the Neotropical bat Noctilio albiventris. Roosting requirements of white tent-making bat Ectophylla alba Chiroptera: Commissaris’s long-tongued bat G. Ecrophylla in Costa Rica”. Measurements were only begun after the bats settled down and recordings stabilized, which normally took 10 to 15min.

Honduran White Bat

Hairy-legged vampire bat D. We measured the ambient temperature under modified and unmodified leaves UMLs of Heliconia imbricata and Cocos nucifera. Please leave this field empty. This loss is attributed to the rapidly growing human population and the clear-cutting of forests to ectophulla way for urbanization. Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal.

However, some mammals build their own roosts; among them we albaa find rodents, carnivores, insectivores, and bats e. The bats rarely return to the same tent for more than a day. Diaz for their help in the field.

The tents and UMLs were suspended from the ceiling at —cm from the floor, and a Watt light bulb Phillips —V with Lumens and AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationectkphylla storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.


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Heliconia density is lower surrounding chosen leaves than would be expected if the bats selected leaves wctophylla. Social calls produced within and near the roost in two species of tent-making bats, Dermanura watsoni and Ectophylla alba. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

It’s unknown if they disperse fig seeds. Clustering has been shown to provide significant energetic advantages e. All bats were non-reproductive adults. Honduran white bats use echolocation to navigate at night. The scientific ecyophylla of this species, Ectophyllais derived from the Greek ecktosectpphylla ‘outside’ and phyllon, meaning ‘leaf’, and refers to its distinctive, leaf-shaped nose. Although they return to the same heliconia leaf after foraging, they do not defend it and are not territorial.

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Journal of Zoology Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the ecotphylla below. When a heat source is provided, a tent is more efficient in storing heat than the UML and when compared to each other, the IB architecture stores more heat and at a faster rate than the PI architecture.

Cuban fig-eating bat Phyllops falcatus. It has distinctive, entirely white fur, which is only found in six of the roughly 1, known species of bat.

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

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