REGISTRO MÁXIMO DE CARGA DE FRUTO EN MURCIÉLAGOS FRUGÍVOROS: Artibeus lituratus (CHIROPTERA: PHYLLOSTOMIDAE)

Adriana Duque-Márquez, Mariana Muñoz-Romo Muñoz-Romo

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We present field observations on the consumption of an avocado (Persea americana), the heaviest fruit recorded as food item for the great fruit-eating bat (Artibeus lituratus) in an Andean locality (Venezuela). This observation represents the maximum weight record of a fruit carried by any species of the genus Artibeus.

Keywords: feeding behavior, ecology, Persea americana, Venezuela.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22201/ie.20074484e.2015.5.1.206

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