Ectophylla alba. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species e. TA TAen. The Honduran white bat (Ectophylla alba) is a species of bat in the family Phyllostomatidae. The only member of the genus Ectophylla, it is found in Honduras. Familia: Phyllostomidae Subfamilia: Stenodermatinae Tribus: Stenodermatini Genus: Ectophylla Species: Ectophylla alba.

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This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2. It may NOT be used within Apps. The females produce only a single young at a time, coinciding ectopjylla the rainy season of the Caribbean lowlands which extends from May through to August 2. The mating season for these bats is during the ectophylla, wet season in Central America, from May and August.

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Single tents have been consistently occupied for up to 45 days. Both male and female Honduran white bats are known to be able to create these tents 7 8.

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This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. The enclosed leaf roosts provide camouflage and can help shield the bats from predators. During the day, these bats use their roosts to sleep and protect themselves from the sight of predators, using the daylight to camouflage themselves.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These factors are compounded in small endotherms that attempt to maintain zlba temperature differential with respect to their environment Willis et al. For this species to survive, rainforests in the Central American lowlands that have heliconia must remain standing. Females can likely become pregnant twice per year, giving birth to one offspring at a time.


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Using the collected data, we extracted a per hour average temperature for each of the tents and UMLs. However, it is on the verge of qualifying for the vulnerable designation. Since their nose protrudes from their face in a triangular shape, scientists call members of their family “leaf-nosed bats.

During the day, sunlight will shine through the canopy and tends to radiate alha leaves. This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat Rivera-Marchand made helpful comments on an earlier version of the manuscript.

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Views View Edit History. Body mass and temperature are two of the most important factors influencing the daily energy expenditure of an slba. During mating season, males and females communicate with each other through the use of pheromones to tell when the females are in heat and ready to mate.

It is the first mammal known to have enough carotenoids in its skin to generate conspicuous color. Features such as canopy density may help the ectophjlla maintain a consistent microclimate. Brosset’s big-eared bat M.

Individuals have an average home range of These temperatures lie within the range of temperatures that can be encountered by the bats in their natural habitat.

Its skull is similar in appearance to other species in its subfamilywith the exception of its very deep basioccipital pits. Melissa’s yellow-eared bat V. Vieira’s long-tongued bat X.

Also known as White bat. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Antillean fruit-eating bat B. No other large-scale conservation efforts are in place for this species. These environmental factors are critical elements for the natural histories of bats, including their role in roost selection. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends.


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Tent selection, roosting ecology and social organization of the tent-making bat, Ectophylla alba, in Costa Rica. Bokermann’s nectar bat L. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

Honduran white bats breed during the warmer months, typically during May and August in correspondence to the rainy season in Central America. It clings to the roof of its tent in small colonies of individuals.

Honduran white bat

The lowest temperatures were recorded from November through Slba the lowest temperature reached was Oxford University Press, Oxford. The Honduran white bat has regular body proportions – if much scaled down – for a fruit-eating bat, with no tail, fairly small ears and a short muzzle 4.

Glossary Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. Diamonds represent actual measurements. Description Ectophylla alba in hand. Last Updated on September 14, Honduran white bat conservation Although not aimed specifically at the Honduran white bat, there are a number of conservation projects in progress, or planned, throughout Central America, aiming to decrease and potentially halt the rapid deforestation that the region is currently undergoing.