PDF | Anoura geoffroyi Gray, , is a phyllostomid bat commonly referred to as Geoffroy’s tailless bat. This bat is broadly distributed in the. PDF | In , Wilhelm Peters described Glossonycteris lasiopyga, based on a specimen provided by Henri de Saussure and collected in México. The type. AnAge entry for Anoura geoffroyi. Classification (HAGRID: ) Genus: Anoura; Species: Anoura geoffroyi; Common name: Geoffroy’s tailless bat.

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A dense layer of cell bodies occurs along the external margin of interhemispheric sulcus. Retrieved from ” https: Mammalian SpeciesIssue9 OctoberPages 1—7, https: Erophylla Brown flower bat E. The average mass for A.

ADW: Anoura geoffroyi: INFORMATION

Descriptions, rabies infection, and ecology. In other words, Central and South America. Anours and Nagorsen, Greatest length of skull is The upper incisors are reduced georfroyi separated by a gap. Flowering phenology and pollination of Cobaea aschersoniana Polemoniaceae.

Anoura geoffroyi roosts in a variety of refuges that include caves and tunnels Reid near streams and in orchards, croplands, evergreen pine forests, deciduous Quercus forests, and cloud forests Ceballos and Galindo ; Handley Inferior olivary nuclei are small; superior olivary nuclei are large McDaniel Phyllostomidae based on morphological and molecular data.

Breeding season Breeding season varies greatly with geography. They usually have a silvery-gray color on the shoulders and neck.


Geoffroy’s tailless bat

Used with permission of the photographer, L. The posterior margin of the palate is barely incised on the posterior geoffroi extension; pterygoids are inflated posteriorly, narrowing the elongated mesopterygoid fossa Handley In Brazil, the wing areas of adult females were not greater than the wing areas of males.

This may be because they are small, nocturnal, and fly–making it difficult to observe mating and courtship. Southern long-nosed bat L.

This species was named after E. Habitat requirements of A.

Citing articles via Google Scholar. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Mating in Geoffroy’s tailless bats seems to take place primarily between March and August, corresponding with the rainy season and allowing the young to be born when food is most abundant.

Both study sites had wet and dry seasons, but the sites experienced the seasons in different months. The thrips and ants were presumably consumed incidentally to nectar feeding, but the beetles and moths were probably too large ca.

Anoura Geoffroyi Gray, Hearing sensitivity has been measured by recording cochlear potentials at different sound frequencies.

It has dark to dull brown fur over much of its body, with greyish-brown underparts and silvery-grey fur on the neck and shoulders. Karyotypes of bats of the family Phyllostomidae and their taxonomic implications. Anoura geoffroyi is considered to be insectivorous and facultative nectarivorous throughout its range Gardneranooura a strictly nectar diet was reported for A. Editors were M eredith H amilton and V irginia H ayssen.


Flowering peaks occur veoffroyi the dry season, resulting in nectar and pollen abundance. Mean male mass, forearm length and wing area were No fossils are known. Glossonycteris lasiopyga Peters, Pollen digestion by New World bats: Although there are no data on maximum lifespan, or population age composition, one member of this species in captivity is known to have lived longer than 10 years.

Seasonal reproduction of a tropical bat, Anoura geoffroyi in relation to photoperiod. Preferences for different sugars in neotropical nectarivorous and frugivorous bats.

Geoffroy’s tailless bat (Anoura geoffroyi) longevity, ageing, and life history

Tamsitt and Nagorsen, Key Behaviors troglophilic flies nocturnal crepuscular motile sedentary colonial Home Range The size of the home range of these bats has not been reported.

Seasonal and endogenous reproductive cycles are not regulated by photoperiod because testis growth patterns in the laboratory are the same as those in a wild population Heideman and Bronson Baumgarten and Vieira, ; Heideman, et al. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. An increase in forearm length that is faster than weight gain likely enables young bats to fly alone sooner.