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Mastozoología neotropical

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GARBINO, Guilherme S. T; REZENDE, Gabriela C  and  DA CUNHA TAVARES, Valeria. Tent use by Artibeus and Uroderma (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) in Northern Colombia. Mastozool. neotrop. [online]. 2018, vol.25, n.2, pp.467-472. ISSN 0327-9383.

During day roosts surveys for bats in the Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, northern Colombia, we found occupied tents made of leaves of the palm species Sabal mauritiiformis and Cocos nucifera. We found Artibeus jamaicensis and Uroderma convexum using the tents, with groups of U. convexum ranging from 1 to 23 individuals, and a single occurrence for A. jamaicensis. A tent was simultaneously occupied by U. convexum and Thecadactylus rapicauda (Squamata). Although tent-roosting is known to be a widespread behavior for stenodermatine bats, these are the first observations of tent-roosting bats in northern Colombia and highlight a high potential for finding tent-using bats in the region.

Keywords : Cocos nucifera; Day roost; Sabal mauritiiformis; Stenodermatinae; Thecadactylus rapicauda.

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