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Jamacan Leaf-Nosed Bat Info

Jamacan Leaf-Nosed Bat Info

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Information Pertaining to the Jamaican Leaf-Nosed Bat
Information Pertaining to the Jamaican Leaf-Nosed Bat

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JAMAICAN LEAF-NOSED BAT

Artibeus jamaicensis (ar-TIH-be-us ja-may-KEN-sis)

RANGE: Central Mexico to Paraguay and Brazil; Trinidad, to the Antilles, and southern Bahamas HABITAT: Found in a variety of habitats, from dry deciduous forest to tropical evergreen forest and even cloud forest. SIZE: Wingspan: 44 cm – 48 cm (17-18.7 in.) DIET: Eats a wide variety of fruits, figs, also pollen, nectar, and a few insects. LIFESPAN: In the wild a bat was recaptured after 7 years, in captivity: 10 plus years. BEHAVIOR: Females form groups of 2-14 with their young, and a single adult male. Males will defend a territory such as a hollow tree roost. ROOST: Caves and hollow trees are their most common roosts, but will also sometimes create roosts by method known as tent-making, done by biting the midribs of large leaves until they hang down to form tent-like shelters. CONSERVATION STATUS: Considered stable. This is a very adaptable bat that can tolerate deforestation better than most species.

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