Animalia > Chordata > Mammalia > Chiroptera > Phyllostomidae > Carollia > Carollia perspicillata

Carollia perspicillata (Seba's short-tailed bat)

Synonyms: Hemiderma brevicauda; Hemiderma perspicillatum; Phyllostoma brevicaudum; Vespertilio perspicillata

Wikipedia Abstract

Seba's short-tailed bat (Carollia perspicillata) is a common and widespread bat species in the family Phyllostomidae. They are found in Central America, the northern parts of South America, and in the Antilles islands.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.2
EDGE Score: 2.22


Adult Weight [1]  15 grams
Birth Weight [1]  5 grams
Diet [2]  Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  100 %
Forages - Arboreal [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  8 months 18 days
Male Maturity [1]  8 months 18 days
Gestation [1]  3 months 5 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  2
Maximum Longevity [1]  17 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Snout to Vent Length [3]  2.756 inches (7 cm)
Wing Span [4]  12 inches (.316 m)


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Trachops cirrhosus (fringe-lipped bat)[10]


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External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
4Allometry of Bat Wings and Legs and Comparison with Bird Wings, Ulla M. Norberg, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 1981 292, 359-398
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
6Animals of the Rainforest
7"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
8The diet of fruit-eating bats (Mammalia, Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) in a small Semideciduous Seasonal Forest remnant in south Brazil, Sandra Bos Mikich, Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.19 no.1 Curitiba Mar. 2002
9Food niche overlap among neotropical frugivorous bats in Costa Rica, Jorge E. Lopez & Christopher Vaughan, Rev. Biol. Trop. (Int. J. Trop. Biol. ISSN-0034-7744) Vol. 55 (1): 301-313, March 2007
10FOOD HABITS OF THE FROG - EATING BAT , TRACHOPS CIRRHOSUS , IN ATLANTIC FOREST OF NORTHEASTERN BRAZIL, Flavio H. G. Rodrigues, Marcelo L. Reis & Vivian S. Braz, Chiroptera Neotropical, 10(1-2), December 2004
11Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0