Long-tongued bats

Long-tongued bats

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Phyllostomidae
Subfamily : Glossophaginae
Genus : Glossophaga

 

Facts about the genus Glossophaga, the long-tongued bats

1 Habitat: In Arizona, Mexican long-tongued bats are found in mine tunnels, caves, rock fissures, even buildings from the lower edge of the oak zone through the pine-oak woodland to the pine-fir belt.

ARIZONA (05) Long-tongued bats are found in Arizona in the summer in mine tunnels, caves, rock fissures, or rarely from buildings from the lower edge of the oak zone through the pine-oak woodland to the pine-fir belt *05*.

Mexican long-tongued bats are known to feed on nectar, pollen, or fruit of various flowering plants throughout their range (Gardner 1977).

mexicana, Mexican long-tongued bats, are slightly smaller and noticeably darker.

Petit conducted several experiments to determine how important lesser long-nosed bats and long-tongued bats are in pollinating Curaçao's cacti.

At flowers with an even longer corolla, such as those of Hillia illustris (about 62 mm), the long-tongued bats are able to take nectar while hovering (Sazima et al. (Full text)

Since long-tongued bats are monovular, the remnants had apparently been retained in the oviducts from previous, non-fertile reproductive cycles. (Full text)

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