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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||REPRODUCTIVE SEASONALITY AND DEVELOPMENT OF ANOURA-GEOFFROYI (CHIROPTERA, PHYLLOSTOMIDAE) IN CENTRAL BRAZIL|
|Abstract:||We studied a colony of Anoura geoffroyi (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) in a cerrado area near Brasilia, DF, central Brazil. The bats were netted at the mouth of a cave during 15 nights between May 1992 and May 1993. This species presented a seasonally monestrous reproductive pattern. Births occurred at the beginning of the dry season, and the lactation period was synchronous with the flowering of two species of Pseudobombax (Bombacaceae). The sex ratio of adults was female biased during most of the year, but for young and juveniles it was 1:1. Young A. geoffroyi started flying alone with 50-60% of body mass and 90% of forearm length of the mother. The forearm length increased faster than weight, enabling the bats to start flying alone as soon as possible.|
|Editor:||Museum Nat Hist Naturelle|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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