The white-winged vampire bat (Diaemus youngi (Jentink, )) is a group- living species that produces social calls in antiphonal exchanges. We document a new locality of Diaemus youngi in the Cerrado biome, extend the distribution in Mato Grosso do Sul state (southwestern Brazil), and present the. The white-winged vampire bat (Diaemus youngi (Jentink, )) is a group-living species that produces social calls in antiphonal exchanges.

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Prey preference of the common vampire bat Desmodus rotundusChiroptera using molecular analysis. Email this article Login required. If the prey is startled or moves, the bat will hide under the branch until it can move back to the feeding site. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society The outline of their wings is white, as well as the membrane between their second and third finger.

Desmodus Common vampire bat D. The eponym dictionary of mammals. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Mating System polygynous Little is known about reproduction in this species. Large fruit-eating bat A. Greater round-eared bat T.

White-winged Vampire Bat (Diaemus youngi) ยท

In addition bats use vision, smell, touch, and auditory signals for perceiving their environment. Hairy-legged vampire bat D. Diaemus youngi is the only bat known to have 22 permanent teeth.


This page was last edited on 7 Mayat The mating system has not been documented in this species. They have been found roosting in caves, tree hollows, and on the edges of banana tree plantations.

Desmodus rotundus and Diaemus youngi.

The slightly re-curved lower incisors with their unique system of cusps distinguish this genus from Desmodus. Charles Grove Young is the eponym for the species name youngi.

Lionycteris Chestnut long-tongued bat L. They prefer moist, open areas, but will still forage in dry deciduous or evergreen forests.

White-winged vampire bat

Wounds and the origin of blood-feeding in bats. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Twelve new genera of bats. Feeding time lasts around 15 minutes, then the bat flies away. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Diaemus Miller Journal of Mammalogy, Nowak, ; Schutt, et al. Articles with ‘species’ microformats. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.

Melissa’s yellow-eared bat V.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

diaekus Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Captive populations can be supported with cow and chicken blood. Mammals of South America. Accessed Date Unknown at http: They are consistently assessed as least concern by the IUCN.

We recorded one male adult in an urban remnant of Cerrado.


Mammals of the Neotropics: However, little work has been done on this rare species, therefore the range may be larger than what has been documented. Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes. The lifespan of Diaemus youngi has only been documented in captivity where they can live 20 years.

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Mammals of the Smithsonian Venezuelan Project. They give youungi to one pup at a time. Great stripe-faced bat V. Retrieved from ” https: They are found from Mexico to northern Argentina and are present on the islands of Trinidad and Margarita. Nowak, ; Elizondo, Habitat Regions tropical terrestrial Terrestrial Biomes rainforest scrub forest Physical Description Head and body length of white-winged vampire bats is about 85 mm, there is no external tail.

Their eyes are also relatively large in relation to their body sizes. It is possible that this species harbors and transmits diseases to various birds. Brazilian Journal of Biology Behavior and maintenance of captive white-winged vampire bats, Diaemus youngi. Nowak, ; Elizondo, ypungi Diaemus youngi has been found in moist tropical and dry forests.