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Type: Artigo
Title: Long-distance Movement By A Great Fruit-eating Bat, Artibeus Lituratus (olfers, 1818), In Southeastern Brazil (chiroptera, Phyllostomidae): Evidence For Migration In Neotropical Bats?
Title Alternative: Deslocamento De Longa Distaˆncia Por Um Grande Morcego Frugı´voro, Artibeus Lituratus (olfers, 1818), No Sudeste Do Brasil (chiroptera, Phyllostomidae): Evideˆncia De Migrac¸a˜o De Morcegos Neotropicais?
Author: Arnone I.S.
Trajano E.
Pulchério-Leite A.
Passos F.D.C.
Abstract: In Brazil, bat migrations have been inferred based on seasonal variations in bat abundances observed for several species, probably as a result of variations in temperature and food availability. However, direct evidence of individual medium to long distance (4 10 km) movements, based on marked specimens, is restricted to large frugivorous bats, genus Artibeus (Phyllostomidae). We report the longest bat movement recorded in Brazil, along 113 km in a straight line, difference in altitude of 738 m, from a mixed Araucaria forest in Curitiba, PR, to the Atlantic Forest, Alto Ribeira, SP, by a female Artibeus lituratus (Olfers, 1818), over a period of 14 months. This data is consistent with the occurrence of migratory movements in Neotropical bats, such as the ecologically flexible Artibeus spp., over relatively large areas, probably with short stopover foraging intervals. Implications for the conservation of these bats are clear, as their home ranges may be much larger than their foraging areas, encompassing more than one biome and overcoming political borders. © 2008, Universidade Estadual de Campinas UNICAMP.All right reserved.
Subject: Atlantic Forest
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Editor: Universidade Estadual de Campinas UNICAMP
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/1676-0611-BN-2015-0026
Date Issue: 2016
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