Greater spear-nosed bats

Greater spear-nosed bats

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Credit: MERLIN D. TUTTLE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Male greater spear-nosed bat (Phyllostomus hastatus) guarding harem in dome of cave ceiling. Ceiling cavities trap body heat needed for rearing young and are guarded by males. Females select mates based on the quality of the home cavity they can defend against other males.

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Keywords: animal, bat, biological, biology, cave ceiling, chiroptera, female bats, greater spear-nosed bats, harem, male bat, mammal, phyllostomatidae, phyllostomus, phyllostomus hastatus, sexual selection, trinidad, trinidad fauna, trinidadian wildlife, zoological, zoology

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