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Little Yellow-Shouldered Bat

Sturnira lilium

Description:

A "exploding" pregnant female of "Sturnira lilium".

Habitat:

This specimen was caught near a lake, in a region of an environmental reserve of Atlantic Forest.

Notes:

Some friends of mine are doing some researches of bats, then I help a little. The "Sturnira lilium" have a frugivorous diet.

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3 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 years ago

Thanks, Leonardo. I really envy the work you're helping with, and it must be an amazing experience. Apart from the lager flying foxes which are very common in suburban areas here, I rarely get a chance to see any of the smaller bats. I've only ever seen two micro bats... and I fell in love with them. Rabies isn't a problem here, but have had outbreaks of the Hendra Virus, and it can be fatal to horses and humans. Regardless, bats are fascinating animals.

LeonardoMB
LeonardoMB 8 years ago

Well, "Neil Ross", all species of animals, in general, carry diseases that can be transmitted. Here, a major concern with bats is Rabies. But, of course, my friends and I took the necessary vaccines and use specific techniques and equipment, both for the safety of the bat, as the people who work there.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 years ago

Love it. Do they care any diseases. I wouldn't be game to handle bats here.

LeonardoMB
Spotted by
LeonardoMB

MG, Brazil

Spotted on Aug 20, 2014
Submitted on Aug 24, 2014

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