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Volume 82, Issue 1

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Bats found entangled in natural and artificial traps

Fábio André Facco Jacomassa / Susi Missel Pacheco / João Marcelo Deliberador Miranda
  • Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste do Paraná, Rua Simeão Camargo Varela de Sá, 03, Guarapuava, PR, Brazil
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Published Online: 2017-02-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2016-0088

Abstract

Here, we report cases of bats entangled in natural and artificial traps in Brazil. We found 10 bats entangled in barbed wire, including one Artibeus fimbriatus (dead), one each of Artibeus lituratus, Lasiurus blossevillii and Lasiurus cinereus (alive), one L. blossevilli and five Myotis levis (mummified) and one Eptesicus diminutus entangled on adhesive spines in a branch. All were adult bats. Although we cannot control the occurrence of natural traps, we can suggest actions to mitigate negative effects of man-made structures. The most economic and effective way to mitigate these negative effects is to use plain wire to construct fences.

Keywords: barbed wire; mortality; plain wire; thorns

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About the article

Received: 2016-06-23

Accepted: 2016-12-23

Published Online: 2017-02-10

Published in Print: 2017-12-20


Citation Information: Mammalia, Volume 82, Issue 1, Pages 65–67, ISSN (Online) 1864-1547, ISSN (Print) 0025-1461, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2016-0088.

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