Common tent-making bat at figs

Common tent-making bat at figs

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Credit: Merlin D. Tuttle/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The common tent-making bat (Uroderma bilobatum) cuts the midribs of large leaves to form a tent-like structure where up to 100 individuals can roost together. They are fruit-eaters and play an important role in tropical reforestation throughout most of Latin America. This one is taking a fig in Costa Rica.

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Keywords: animal, bat, biological, biology, chiroptera, chiropteran, common tent-making bat, costa rica, costa rican, ficus, fig, frugivore, frugivorous, fruit, mammal, microchiroptera, phyllostomidae, plant, rain forest flora, rainforest fauna, seed dispersal, tent making bat, uroderma bilobatum, vertebrate, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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