Anoura caudifer (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, ) is a phyllostomid commonly called the tailed tailless bat. This is a relatively small species with. The tailed tailless bat (Anoura caudifer) is a species of leaf-nosed bat from South America. (Source: Wikipedia. Photo: (c) ssolari, some rights reserved (CC. In the present study we analyzed the diet of the bat Anoura caudifer at the southernmost limit of its geographic distribution, the Atlantic Forest of southern Brazil.

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The G-banded karyotype of A. Observations on the feeding habits of phyllostomid bats Carollia, Anouraand Vampyrops in southeastern Brazil. However, the name is arguably somewhat misleading, since only three of the other seven species of “tailless bats” genuinely lack a tail.

The lumen is crescentric or nearly round. Pleistocene bats from cave deposits in BahiaBrazil.

Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, ; A. The hairless parts of the wing membranes are dark brown or black in color. Topics Discussed in This Paper. Comparative cytogenetics of the New World leaf-nosed bats Phyllostomatidae.

The canines are not exceptionally enlarged, the premolars are not reduced, and the 1st lower premolar p2 is no larger than other premolars Nagorsen and Tamsitt Large vomeronasal nerve fascicles are seen under the vomeronasal neuroepithelium Bhatnagar and Smith This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat Compared with some other bats, the ears are relatively small and widely separated, and lack an antitragus.

The tailed tailless bat is one of the smaller bat species, with a total head and body length of 4. It is frequently captured in many locations along its geographical distribution and it is not considered of special conservation concern. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. In Ecuador, it inhabits low and medium elevations on both sides of the Andes Albuja-V.


There are records in Argentina from Salta and Jujuy provinces Barquez et al. Results of the Alcoa Foundation—Suriname expeditions.

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The bats became active 1 h after sunset and were no longer captured 6 h later, with a peak of capture in the 4th hour after caudicer Aguiar and Marinho-Filho Licensing for more information.

Because karyotypes of A. There was no statistically significant difference in the frequency of captures between the dry and rainy seasons Aguiar and Marinho-Filho Additional observations on Passiflora mucronatathe bat-pollinated passion flower. Views View Edit History. Premolars are laterally compressed and increase in size from the 2nd to the 4th; P2 is reduced and separated from the canine and P3 by a small space; P3 is separated from P2 and P4; and P4 is in contact at its posterior border with M1 Barquez et al.

Some individuals have paler, often reddish, patches on the upper back, and extending onto the back of the neck and head.

The interfemoral membrane of A. The vomeronasal organ of A.

A normal copyright tag is still required. Color is generally dark brown; the dorsal hairs are gray at the base and the ventral hairs are uncolored. This species may have a long reproductive period in Argentina, with births occurring from September through November Barquez et al. The bats from French Guiana: Movements of cave bats in southeastern Brazil, with emphasis on the population ecology of the common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus Chiroptera.

In the Neotropics, the control of common vampire bats wnoura a serious threat to bats in general if conducted by inexperienced persons. Dark long-tongued bat L. The basal metabolic rate was calculated for 7 specimens of A.


The activity pattern of A. The molars have a strong depression similar to that in the genus Glossophagaalthough more laterally compressed. Colonies can contain up to individuals, although more typically they range from just five to 15 individuals.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It has silky, dark-brown hair covering the body and parts of the wings and upper arms.

The calcar is small, slightly shorter than the length of the foot Albuja-V. Niceforo’s big-eared bat T. The habitat specificity and elevational range required by Anoura caudifera species primarily associated with higher elevations, results in a smaller distribution than implied in range maps.

Hairy little fruit bat R. Studies have generally found fertile adults between August and November, during the rainy season, and infertile individuals at other times of the year, although with some exceptions.

Anoura caudifer ( Chiroptera : Phyllostomidae )

It is frequently captured in many locations along its broad geographical distribution but insufficient data about population sizes are available. Rasweiler and de Bonilla found that A. Bat-pollinated flower assemblages and bat visitors at 2 Atlantic Forest sites in Brasil. By clicking accept or continuing cauifer use the site, you agree to the terms outlined in our Privacy PolicyTerms of Serviceand Dataset License.

Sign In or Create an Account. However, these data are not sufficient to define precisely the reproductive cycle of A. Although a number of bats have bred and raised young in captivity, cqudifer is little published information for phyllostomids Greenhall Basiophenoidal pits are present but shallow Barquez et al.