Aratathomas's yellow-shouldered bat

Aratathomas's yellow-shouldered bat

Aratathomas's yellow-shouldered bat

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Sturnira aratathomasi

Aratathomas's yellow-shouldered bat (Sturnira aratathomasi ) is a species of bat in the family Phyllostomidae. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

Appearance

In 1987, this species was called one of the largest frugivorous New World bat species, as well as the largest member of its genus (Sturnira has been expanded since then, though).Individuals weigh 46.8–53 g (1.65–1.87 oz).Its fur is dark gray in color.Its dental formula is 2.1.2.32.1.2.3 for a total of 32 teeth.

Distribution

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It is found in association with the Andes in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.It is found at generally high altitudes from 1,650–3,165 m (5,413–10,384 ft) above sea level.

Aratathomas's yellow-shouldered bat habitat map

Biome

Aratathomas's yellow-shouldered bat habitat map
Aratathomas's yellow-shouldered bat
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Habits and Lifestyle

Its diet likely consists of fruit, pollen, and nectar.

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Population

Conservation

As of 2016, it is evaluated as a least-concern species by the IUCN.It meets the qualifications for this category because it has a wide geographic range and does not appear to be in rapid decline.It is threatened by agricultural conversion to grow opium poppies.

References

1. Aratathomas's yellow-shouldered bat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aratathomas's_yellow-shouldered_bat
2. Aratathomas's yellow-shouldered bat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/20949/22052176

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