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Volume 81, Issue 5

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Long-term cave roosting in the spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum)

Vladimir Dinets
Published Online: 2016-10-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2016-0038

Abstract

The spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum) is believed to be a tree-roosting species that never enters caves. In 2008, a single spectral bat was found roosting in a cave on Utila Island, Honduras. Analysis of recent reports and photos available online shows that the same individual is still intermittently present at the same roosting site as of 2016; this are the first data on spectral bat longevity in the wild.

Keywords: behavioral ecology; false vampire; Honduras; longevity; Utila

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About the article

Received: 2016-03-20

Accepted: 2016-08-26

Published Online: 2016-10-04

Published in Print: 2017-08-28


Citation Information: Mammalia, Volume 81, Issue 5, Pages 529–530, ISSN (Online) 1864-1547, ISSN (Print) 0025-1461, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2016-0038.

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