() examined the phylogenetics and phylogeography of the Jamaican fruit- eating bat (Artibeus jamaicensis). Results document that A. jamaicensis (sensu. Learn more about the Jamaican fruit-eating bat – with amazing Jamaican fruit- eating bat videos, photos and facts on Arkive. August, P. V. Acoustical properties of the distress calls of Artibeus jamaicensis and Phyllostomus hastatus (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae). The Southwestern.

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Large fruit-eating bat A. The maximum longevity for the Jamaican fruit bat is nine years in the wild. Like all mammals, mothers provision and protect young while carrying them in the womb and continues until weaning.

Immediately following parturition, females enter postpartum estrous and may be pregnant and lactating at the same time. Females are sexually mature by eight months and males by 12 months.

Artibeus jamaicensis

Brazilian big-eyed bat C. Chrotopterus Big-eared woolly bat C. Tent construction using the pinnate palms of Scheelea rostrata is a common practice by Artibeus jamaicensis.

Other plants species including Geonoma congesta jamaicensix, Bactris artibbeusand Asterogyne martiana are also used to build tents. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts.


The northern NeotropicsUniversity of Chicago 1: As its common name suggests, Jamaican fruit-eating bats are frugivores and feed primarily on Ficus figs.

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Reproduction is not limited to dominant males as bachelor males occasionally copulate with solitary females. Subfamily Stenodermatinae Ametrida Little white-shouldered bat A. Mothers carry their pups when they are one day old but later leave them in the roosting area for the day. It has broad dark grey wings and a narrow hairless interfemoral membrane with a short calcar. Artibeus jamaicensis Jamaican fruit-eating bat Facebook.

Yellow-throated big-eared bat L. Jamaican fruit-eating bat Artibeus jamaicensis.

Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, Number Noseleaf A fleshy structure surrounding the nose, common to many bats. Pups use rapidly repeated long and short notes i. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. As such it can disperse seeds fairly far. Sebaceous holocrine glands can be found jamaicesis both lips. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Accessed April 01, at http: Antillean fruit-eating bat B. Desmodus Common vampire bat D.

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These sounds provide short range information on the location of food in densely vegetated areas. Jamaican fruit bat Conservation status.

Mammals of the Neotropics: Animal Behaviour ja,aicensis, Grzimek’s Animal Life EncyclopediaJamaicensos. Evergreen forest Forest consisting mainly of evergreen trees, which retain leaves all year round.

Although the usual gestation period is 3. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control. It may NOT be used within Apps.

Pale spear-nosed bat P. These perforations cause the leaves to fold perpendicular to the central vein, artibes in a lanceolate tent. No major threats have been identified, although the species is considered destructive to cultivated fruit crops in some areas, and measures are sometimes taken to control it 2 5.