Great fruit-eating bat

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Great fruit-eating bat
Great Fruit-eating Bat (Artibeus lituratus).jpg
Colony of A. lituratus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae
Genus: Artibeus
Species: A. lituratus
Binomial name
Artibeus lituratus
Olfers, 1818
Synonyms

Artibeus intermedius Allen, 1897

The great fruit-eating bat (Artibeus lituratus) is a bat species in the family Phyllostomidae from South and Central America. It is found from Mexico to Brazil and Argentina, as well as in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.

They are 10.5 g at birth and grow to 65 g as adults.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barquez, R., Perez, S., Miller, B. & Diaz, M. (2008). "Artibeus lituratus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Longevity, ageing, and life history of Artibeus lituratus accessed 6 October 2010