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Title: Habitat use and movements of Glossophaga soricina and Lonchophylla dekeyseri (Chiroptera : Phyllostomidae) in a Neotropical savannah
Authors: Aguiar, Ludmilla Moura de Souza
Bernard, Enrico
Machado, Ricardo Bomfim
Assunto:: Morcegos - Brasil, Centro-Oeste
Habitat (Ecologia)
Monitoramento ambiental
Cerrados
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Zoologia
Citation: AGUIAR, Ludmilla Moura de Souza, BERNARD, Enrico; MACHADO, Ricardo Bomfim. Habitat use and movements of Glossophaga soricina and Lonchophylla dekeyseri (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) in a Neotropical savannah. Zoologia, Curitiba, v. 31, n. 3, p. 223-229, jun. 2014. Disponível em: <http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1984-46702014000300003&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en>. Acesso em: 3 jul. 2017. doi: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1984-46702014000300003&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en.
Abstract: The greatest current threat to terrestrial fauna is continuous and severe landscape modification that destroys and degrades animal habitats. This rapid and severe modification has threatened species, local biological communities, and the ecological services that they provide, such as seed dispersal, insect predation, and pollination. Bats are important pollinators of the Cerrado (woodland savanna) because of their role in the life cycles of many plant species. However, there is little information about how these bat species are being affected by habitat loss and fragmentation. We used radio-tracking to estimate the home ranges of Glossophaga soricina (Pallas, 1776) and Lonchophylla dekeyseri Taddei, Vizotto & Sazima, 1983. The home range of G. soricina varies from 430 to 890 ha. They combine shortrange flights of up to 500 m to nearby areas with longer flights of 2 to 3 km that take them away from their core areas. The maximum flight distance tracked for L. dekeyseri was 3.8 km, and its home range varies from 564 to 640 ha. The average distance travelled by this species was 1.3 km. Our data suggest that G. soricina and L. dekeyseri are able to explore the fragmented landscape of the Central Brazilian Cerrado and that they are likely to survive in the short- to medium-term. The natural dispersal ability of these two species may enable them to compensate for continued human disturbance in the region.
Licença:: 2014 Sociedade Brasileira de Zoologia | www.sbzoologia.org.br | www.scielo.br/zool All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY-NC. Fonte: <http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1984-46702014000300003&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en>. Acesso em: 3 jul. 2017.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-46702014000300003
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