Great fruit-eating bats (Artibeus lituratus) range from Mexico to Southern Brazil. ( Bello-Gutierrez, et al., ; Brinklov, et al., ; Oprea, et al., ; Stockwell. Subgenus, Artibeus (Artibeus) Leach, Species, Artibeus lituratus (Olfers, ) – great fruit-eating bat, Great Fruit-eating Bat. Direct Children: Subspecies . AnAge entry for Artibeus lituratus. Classification (HAGRID: ) Genus: Artibeus; Species: Artibeus lituratus; Common name: Great fruit-eating bat.

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Accessed August 26, at http: Great fruit-eating bats will roost above ground from 2. Andersen’s fruit-eating bat D. The first peak occurs between June to October and the second from October to March. Qrtibeus big-eared bat M.

Bokermann’s nectar bat L. Great fruit-eating bats remove fruit from trees and take it back to a feeding area.


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These bat harems may periodically change in numbers of individuals from 4 to 5 members up to 15 to 20 members. Artibeus intermedius Allen Great fruit-eating bats are unique as they use scent in conjunction with echolocation to locate fruit. The bats will fly around the fruit, take a bite, and perform a twisting movement to remove the fruit from the tree. On nights when full moons occur, the feeding and hovering times decrease.

Velvety fruit-eating bat E. Great-fruit eating bats typically roost in trees during the day, but changes between roosting areas within a large area ranging from 0. Hairy little lituratsu bat R.

Journal of MammologyVol. Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes.

Great fruit-eating bat

The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Range number of offspring 1 to 2 Little information is available about the parental investment involved in caring for the young of great fruit-eating bats. Morrison, ; Oprea, et al. Great fruit-eating bats are one of the fruit-eating bat species that plays a significant role in the seed dispersal of plants in forests as well as in urban areas.

Accessed December 31, at https: Commissaris’s long-tongued bat G. Journal of ZoologyVol. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Great fruit-eating bats will change feeding behavior according to moonlight.


The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Lihuratus, Communication and Perception Great fruit-eating bats, like many other bats, use echolocation for orientation and locating food.

Niceforo’s big-eared bat T.

Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. Accessed August 22, at http: The Journal of Experimental BiologyVol. Views Read Edit View history.

This article about a leaf-nosed bat is a stub. Information is artibeuss yet available about the lifespan of great fruit-eating bats in the wild or in captivity. Insular single leaf bat M. Great fruit-eating bats demonstrates a group-foraging behavior, where scouts are assigned to locate a tree with fruit and then “report” back to the harem.