Thyroptera discifera (Chiroptera : Thyropteridae): A new record for Costa Rica and observations on echolocation

Citation
M. Tschapka et al., Thyroptera discifera (Chiroptera : Thyropteridae): A new record for Costa Rica and observations on echolocation, Z SAUGETIER, 65(4), 2000, pp. 193-198
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Animal Sciences
Journal title
ZEITSCHRIFT FUR SAUGETIERKUNDE-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MAMMALIAN BIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0044-3468 → ACNP
Volume
65
Issue
4
Year of publication
2000
Pages
193 - 198
Database
ISI
SICI code
0044-3468(200008)65:4<193:TD(:TA>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
We report the first record of the disk-winged bat Thyroptera discifera (Chi roptera: Thyropteridae) found in Costa Rica and present observations on mor phology and echolocation behavior of this poorly known species. Diet analys is showed the presence of Lepidoptera scales and spider fragments in the ba t's feces. Echolocation calls showed very low intensity and consisted of se veral frequency-modulated harmonics. Behavior and echolocation calls, toget her with data from fecal samples, suggest a gleaning insectivore lifestyle for the species.