Morphometric differentiation and species status of the allopatric fruit-eating bats Artibeus jamaicensis and A. planirostris in Venezuela. Studies on Neotropical. By Lydia Hollis. Published 15 July by the American Society of Mammalogists. Artibeus planirostris (Spix, ). Flat-faced Fruit-eating Bat. Phyllostoma. Artibeus planirostris (Spix, ) (Phyllostomidae) is the commonest and the second largest frugivorous bat inhabiting the Pantanal floodplain and its.

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The flat-faced fruit-eating bat Artibeus planirostris is a South American species [1] of bat in the family Phyllostomidae. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the Jamaican fruit bat[2] but can be distinguished by its larger size, the presence of faint stripes on the face, and of a third molar tooth on each side of the upper jaw. Genetic analysis has also shown that the two species may not be closely related. Flat-faced fruit-eating bats are moderately sized bats, with adults measuring 8 to 11 centimetres 3.

The fur is brownish-grey over most of the body, becoming grey on the underparts, although there are faint whitish stripes on the face. As their name suggests, the bats have a broad skull with a short snout.

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The ears are triangular, with rounded tips, although short compared with those of many other bats, and with a small tragus. The snout bears a prominent triangular nose-leaf. The wings are dark brown or blackish, with artibfus tips. A well-developed uropatagium stretches between the legs, but there is no visible tail. Flat-faced fruit-eating bats are found through much of northern and central South America east of the Andes.


Three subspecies are currently recognised: Flat-faced fruit-eating bats are nocturnal and herbivorous. They feed almost entirely on fruit, although they may also eat small quantities of insects and mites.

Gestation lasts at least three and a half months, and results in the birth of a single young. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Flat-faced fruit-eating bat Conservation status.

International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 Dec Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed.

Johns Hopkins University Press. Extant species of family Phyllostomidae.

Brachyphyllinae Carolliinae Desmodontinae Phyllonycterinae. Antillean fruit-eating bat B. Benkeith’s short-tailed bat C.

Hairy little fruit bat R. Common vampire bat D. White-winged vampire bat D. Hairy-legged vampire bat D. Brown flower bat E. Jamaican flower bat P. Godman’s long-tailed bat C. Mexican long-tongued bat C. Commissaris’s long-tongued bat G. Underwood’s long-tongued bat H.

Southern long-nosed bat Planiroztris. Dark long-tongued bat L. Insular single leaf bat M. Ega long-tongued bat S. Chestnut long-tongued bat L. Bokermann’s nectar bat L. Vieira’s long-tongued bat X. Yellow-throated big-eared bat L. California leaf-nosed bat M. Brosset’s big-eared bat M.


Least big-eared bat N. Niceforo’s big-eared bat T. Big-eared woolly bat C. Pygmy round-eared bat L.

Artibeus planirostris

Greater round-eared bat T. Tomes’s planirostirs bat L. Pale spear-nosed bat P. Little white-shouldered bat A. Jamaican fig-eating bat A. Large fruit-eating bat A. Brown fruit-eating bat A.

Brazilian big-eyed bat C. Andersen’s fruit-eating bat D. Honduran white bat E. Velvety fruit-eating bat E.

Cuban fig-eating bat P. Red fruit bat S. Melissa’s yellow-eared bat V. Bidentate yellow-eared bat V. Great stripe-faced bat V. Retrieved from ” llanirostris Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonomy articles created by Polbot.

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Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 7 Mayat By using this site, you agree to the Palnirostris of Use and Privacy Policy. Artibeus planirostris Spix Carollia Short-tailed leaf-nosed bats Benkeith’s short-tailed bat C. Desmodus Common vampire bat D.

Erophylla Brown flower bat E. Lionycteris Chestnut long-tongued bat L. Chrotopterus Big-eared woolly bat C. Lonchorhina sword-nosed bats Tomes’s sword-nosed bat L. Phylloderma Pale-faced bat P.

Subfamily Stenodermatinae Ametrida Little white-shouldered bat A.