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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Honduran white bat threats Population numbers of the Honduran white bat are reported to have declined significantly 1 ectoophylla, as the spread of agriculture and urban development have destroyed suitable habitat.

Energetics of tent roosting in bats: Erophylla Brown flower bat E. Bokermann’s nectar bat L. These predators are typically owls, snakes, opossums, squirrel monkeys Saimiri oerstediand raptors. The function analysis was conducted using the software Table Curve 2D version 5. Our results show that when a heat source is present tents conserve heat better than a UML. Honduran white bats live only in the lowland rainforests of eastern Honduras, northern Nicaragua, eastern Costa Rica and western Panama.

Honduran tent bat Uploaded by Leyo. Retrieved from ” https: Init was discovered that the Hondoran white bat uses carotenoids to produce the yellow-orange coloration of its ears, nose-leaf, and lips.

Andersen’s fruit-eating bat D. Our objective was to determine whether the inverted boat tents used by Ectophylla alba and pinnate tents used by Uroderma bilobatum provide energetic benefits. The genus and the species were both scientifically described for the first time in There are no negative economic impacts Honduran white bats have on humans. Once a tent was located, we located the nearest UML of the same species to use as control.


Like both its common name and specific epithet suggest, the Honduran white bat has bright white fur. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. We obtained a total of 18 measurements. Small tent roosting alva promote dispersal of large seeded plants in a Neotropical Forest. Evolutionary implications of the karyotypes of the stenodermine genera Ardops, Ariteus, Phyllops, and Ectophylla.

Energetics of tent roosting in bats: Agroforestry systems conserve species-rich but modified assemblages of tropical birds and bats. Conservation and environmental groups such as the WWF, the Nature Conservancy and a number of volunteer groups have a strong presence in the area 11 Citing articles via Web of Science 5.

Why do Honduran white bats have bright white coats? Although they return to the same heliconia leaf after foraging, they do not defend it and are not territorial. First described in 2this tiny, white-furred bat is perhaps most noticeable for its remarkable habit of constructing its own roost from the leaves of plants ectophyll.

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After 35 days, offspring are independent and are almost indistinguishable from the adults in terms of size and coloration. At night, Honduran white bats emerge from their roost and forage for fruit. The females produce only a single young at a time, coinciding with the rainy season of the Caribbean lowlands which extends from May through to August 2. In a roost, one male mates with the five females in that roost and each female has a single pup.


Sexual dimorphism is believed to exist, with males being slightly larger than females. During lactationmothers will return to their roosts up to six times a night to feed their pups. Patterns of roost use by bats in a neotropical savannah: Social calls produced within and near the roost in two species of tent-making bats, Dermanura watsoni and Ectophylla alba.

The average temperature during the day was We established 3 phases for the experiment: White marlin Kajikia albida. Similar results have been obtained for the bat Lophostoma silvicoluma species that builds their roost in active termite nest. Please join our alliance to keep forests standing: Convergence in tent architecture and tent-making behavior among Neotropical and Paleotropical bats. This software fits a variety of polynomial functions to the data and chooses the best fit.

Honduran white bat

Honduran white bat Echophylla. Most of the tent-roosting bats play a key role in seed dispersal e. We used qlba IB and 11 PI at the same time and under the same conditions closed laboratory. Lutein plays an important role in the eyes by preventing damage to the retina ; it is hypothesized that if the free lutein in human eyes was esterified, it would be more effective at preventing damage and preserving vision.