Antibiotic resistance mediated by bacterial production of extended‐spectrum beta‐lactamase (ESBL) is a global threat to public health. ESBL resistance is most commonly hospital‐acquired; however, infections acquired outside of hospital settings have raised concerns over the role of livestock and wildlife in the zoonotic spread of ESBL‐producing bacteria. Only limited data are available on the circulation of ESBL‐producing bacteria in animals. Here, we report ESBL‐producing Escherichia coli in wild common vampire bats Desmodus rotundus and livestock near Lima, Peru. Molecular analyses revealed that most of this resistance resulted from the expression of blaCTX‐M‐15 genes carried by plasmids, which are disseminating worldwide in hospital settings and have also been observed in healthy children of Peru. Multilocus sequence typing showed a diverse pool of E. coli strains carrying this resistance that were not always host species‐specific, suggesting sharing of strains between ...
There has been growing interest in the study and conservation of bats throughout the world. Declines in their absolute numbers in recent decades are due, in part, to the fact that insectivorous bats may bioaccumulate toxic pollutants. The purpose of the present study was to quantify heavy metal concentrations in kidney, liver, and pectoral muscle samples in relation to metallothionein (MT) levels. In total, 106 bats belonging to 11 European species (i.e., Myotis myotis, Myotis daubentonii, Myotis brandtii, Myotis nattereri, Myotis emarginatus, Myotis mystacinus, Pipistrellus pipistrellus, Pipistrellus nathusii, Pipistrellus pygmaeus, Nyctalus noctulla, Eptesicus serotinus) were used for the study. The highest MT levels were found in Pipistrellus pipistrellus. High MT levels were also found in juvenile bats and aquatic-insect-foraging species. Cadmium was found only in the liver and kidney of Myotis myotis, except for a solitary finding in Pipistrellus pipistrellus. Myotis myotis juveniles had ...
Abstract Hog cholera control efforts in Belize in 1975 included the slaughter of village pigs, a primary food source for the vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus). The bats then fed on secondary food sources, including humans. In 1 village, 22% of the families interviewed were exposed to attacks: 17 children and 2 adults were bit. Human depredation was not continuous as Desmodus located other hosts.
Mucins in the gastrointestinal tract of Rhinolophus ferrumequinum were investigated by histochemistry and lectin histochemistry to evaluate morphofunctional variations of different regions and their possible physiological and evolutionary implication
Microcystis aeruginosa is a type of cyanobacteria capable of producing a hepatotoxin called microcystin (MC). As toxic M. aeruginosa overwinters in the sediments of lakes, it is consumed by some mayfly larva, such as those of the Hexagenia spp., and thus MC bioaccumulates in these insects. Each summer, Hexagenia emerge from the lake to reproduce. While individual Hexagenia may only live for 48 hours, the emergence of these species can last for several weeks, providing a temporary food source for many terrestrial organisms such as birds and bats. Little brown bats, Myotis lucifugus, feed opportunistically on aquatic insects. To test if microcystin is moving from aquatic to terrestrial ecosystems via trophic transfer, we 1) tested the bat feces for the presence of Hexagenia mayflies; and 2) tested the bat livers and feces for microcystin. In June 2013, bat feces were collected from underneath a maternity roost near Little Traverse Lake (Leelanau County, MI). That same night, one male little brown bat was
Currently there is overwhelming evidence that bat communities are strongly affected by light pollution. To try to reduce such impacts, this summer we have been testing new eco-friendly streetlights on bat activity, particularly for the highly light sensitive greater horseshoe bat. For this, we created a phantom street in the environment erecting streetlights with either normal white LED streetlights on them or new red lights (a description of a similar project can be found here https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2017.0075). We are currently working our way through the data now and hope to have the results of this experiment very soon.. The more we learn about the impacts of anthropogenic pressures, such as lights or traffic noise, the more we can strategically plan to limit their impact on our landscape. For this, we are currently developing a predictive tool to investigate functional connectivity within the landscape for greater horseshoe bats. We hope that this tool will ...
Phylogeny and phylogeography of Old World fruit bats in the Cynopterus brachyotis complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 33: 764â€781 ...
Entwistle, A. C. 1999. Plecotus auritus. In: A. J. Mitchell-Jones, G. Amori, W. Bogdanowicz, B. Kryštufek, P. J. H. Reijnders, F. Spitzenberger, M. Stubbe, J. B. M. Thissen, V. Vohralík, and J. Zima (eds), The Atlas of European Mammals, Academic Press, London, UK.. Gaisler, J., Hanák, V., Hanzal, V. and Jarský, V. 2003. Results of bat banding in the Czech and Slovak Republics, 1948-2000 (in Czech). Vespertilio 7: 3-61.. Horáček, I. and Dulic, B. 2004. Plecotus auritus Linnaeus, 1758 - Braunes Langohr. In: F. Krapp (ed.), Handbuch der Säugetiere Europas, Band 4: Fledertiere, Teil I: Chiroptera 2: Vespertilionidae 2, Molossidae, Nycteridae, pp. 953-999. AULA-Verlag, Wiesbaden, Germany.. IUCN. 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).. Juste, J., Ibáñez, C., Muñoz, J., Trujillo, D., Benda, P., Karataş, A. and Ruedi, M. 2004. Mitochondrial phylogeography of the long-eared bats (Plecotus) in the Mediterranean ...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most bats do not have rabies.[29] For example, even among bats submitted for rabies testing because they could be captured, were obviously weak or sick, or had been captured by a cat, only about 6% had rabies.[29] However, of the few cases of rabies reported in the United States every year, most are caused by bat bites.[29] The highest occurrence of rabies in vampire bats occurs in the large populations found in South America. The danger is not so much to the human population, but rather to livestock.[30] Dr. Joseph Lennox Pawan, a government bacteriologist in Trinidad, found the first infected vampire bat in March 1932.[31] He soon proved various species of bat, including the common vampire bat, are capable of transmitting rabies for an extended period of time without artificial infection or external symptoms.[31] Fruit bats of the genus Artibeus were later shown to demonstrate the same abilities. During this asymptomatic stage, the ...
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But so far, biologists dont have a good answer why the bats are surviving. While they were persisting, it wasnt clear how they were coping with the disease, she said, adding that these reasons can provide clues to the long-term trajectories of these bat populations.. To uncover why the bats were persisting, Langwig and her colleagues compared the patterns of infection in little brown bats in New York to areas in Illinois and Virginia where the disease had more recently been detected and populations were declining.. As part of the study, Langwig and her team swabbed the bats skin and then conducted tests to detect the amount of the fungus they carry during winter hibernation. They used mathematical models to examine three major hypotheses for how bats were persisting with white-nose syndrome, including reduced transmission, tolerance, and resistance. The team found that bats in the New York populations seemed to reduce their fungal pathogen loads toward the end of their hibernation. However, ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - A small, brown endangered bat would become the official state mammal of Americas capital city, under a proposed ordinance that will get a public hearing in January.. The idea was proposed earlier this year by several Girl Scout troops after they studied the little brown bats, according to a D.C. Council statement.. The Little Brown Bat has good friends in the Girl Scouts of the Capitol Hill Cluster School, the legislation says.. The creatures, known to scientists as myotis lucifugus, typically grow to about 3.5 inches (8 centimeters) tall with a wingspan of up to 11 inches (27 centimeters). They are found in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, according to the Chesapeake Bay Program . Though small, the bats can fly up 22 mph (35 kph) and can eat up to 1,200 bugs per night, accord to the legislation.. The little brown bat population has been hurt by a fungal disease called white-nose syndrome. The disease kills bats by increasing the amount of energy used during hibernation, ...
Vampire bat, (family Desmodontidae), any of three species of blood-eating bats, native to the New World tropics and subtropics. The common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus), together with the white-winged vampire bat (Diaemus, or Desmodus, youngi) and the hairy-legged vampire bat (Diphylla ecaudata)
Among the most fascinating evolutionary adaptations has been the development of echolocation in bats. But to develop their unique sonar system for exploring caves in the dark, what evolutionary tradeoffs occurred between their other senses like smell, vision and hearing, i.e. to be blind as a bat?. There are two kinds of bats, Old World fruit bats and echolocating bats. Old World fruit bats have no laryngeal echolocating ability, and navigate largely by vision with excellent eyesight, whereas echolocating bats rely solely on echolocation for navigation. Now, using whole genome sequencing technology, a research team led by Dong Dong et al. performed a new comparative study of two sophisticated echolocating bats - the great leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros armiger) and Chinese rufous horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus sinicus), named for their protuberances on their noses. When navigating, they are sensitive enough to distinguish their ultrasonic calls from the Doppler shifted echoes (think of the sound of a ...
ESQUIVEL-MELO, Diego; CAMELO-PINZON, Diana y RODRIGUEZ-BOLANOS, Abelardo. New record of bilateral hyperdontia in Carollia brevicauda (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae). Therya [online]. 2017, vol.8, n.1, pp.71-73. ISSN 2007-3364. https://doi.org/10.12933/therya-17-440.. Systematics and taxonomy of bats is based in part on the morphological characteristics of the teeth and dental formulas. However, sometimes dental abnormalities appear that involve changes in the shape and number of teeth which can lead to erroneous taxonomic identifications. Numerous cases of dental anomalies have been reported for all groups of mammals, especially bats, the group with the most dental anomalies reported. This note presents a rare case of bilateral hyperdontia in Carollia brevicauda, for which only cases of oligodontia had previously been registered. The dental anomaly was found in a male specimen of silky shorttailed bat from the middle basin Rio Guayuriba, Acacias, Meta, Colombia. The unusual individual shows an ...
Wings are the most obvious adaptation bats have for powered flight and differences in wing morphology are known to correlate with flight behaviour. However, the function(s) of ancillary structures such as the ears and tail, which may also play an important role during flight, are less well understood. Here we constructed a simplified model of a bat body with ears based upon morphological measurements of a brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus) to examine the aerodynamic implications of flying with large ears. The forces and moments produced by the model were measured using a sensitive 6-component force and torque balance during wind tunnel testing. The large ears of the model bat produced positive lift as well as positive drag of the same order of magnitude. At small ears angles (0° to 10°), increasing the angle of the ears resulted in an increase of the lift-to-drag ratio. At higher ear angles (| 10°) separation of the flow occurred which caused a large decrease in the lift-to-drag ratio produced.
As part of her masters thesis, researcher Camila Sant Anna and her fellow students visited the Guapi Assu Reserve to study the reproduction period of three species of common fruit bat: the Little Yellow-shouldered Fruit Bat (Sturnira lilium), Sebas Short-tailed Fruit Bat (Carollia perspicillata), and the Great Fruit-eating Bat (Artibeus lituratus).. WLT partner organisation REGUA (Reserva Ecológica de Guapi Assu), who own and manage the reserve, sent us this report about bats from the Atlantic Rainforest:. With a gestation period of three to five months, most Atlantic Rainforest bats have two litters each year, mainly at the beginning of the rainy period and another at the end of the rainy period.. Born about 30 per cent of the adult size, these predominantly single babies clamber their way to their mums mammary gland that is concealed under her wings; they cling here, tucked away, even in their mums flight. They are collectively treated along with many other young, with a number of ...
Vampire Bats Can Donate Blood To Others Of Its Kind. A recent study has shown that female vampire bats can share blood with their friends. Bats are amazingly altruistic creatures. Bats are known for being socially sophisticated mammals, but they are probably even more generous to those in need than you are. Vampire bats have a particularly bad reputation because people think that these bats would love to drink their blood. However, vampire bats dont consume human blood, and the blood they do take from other animal-hosts is in such small amounts that the animal hosts dont even realized that they are being robbed of their blood. Female vampire bats form a tight community. During the colder months, female vampire bats will keep other bats warm with their body heat. Female vampire bats will also help other females care for their young. But only recently have experts learned that they share blood.. If a female vampire bat should be hungry, and/or does not have enough food, then other female vampire ...
Domain architecture and assignment details (superfamily, family, region, evalue) for ENSMLUP00000012783 from Myotis lucifugus 76_2.0. Plus protein sequence and external database links.
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Between 1985 and 1987, fecal samples were collected from 71 bats representing 14 species (Desmodontidae, Molossidae, Noctilionidae, Phyllostomidae, Vespertilionidae) from 8 localities in 3 states (Beni, Pando, Santa Cruz) in Bolivia, South America. Of these, 2 black myotid bats (Vespertilionidae), Myotis nigricans, and 1 tent-making bat (Phyllostomidae), Uroderma magnirostrum, had oocysts in their feces that represent undescribed species of Eimeria. The new species from M. nigricans (2/4, 50%) has sporulated oocysts that are subspheroidal, 18.9 × 16.9 (17-23 × 14-20) μm, without a micropyle; oocyst residuum of 6-8 spheroidal globules and 1 highly refractile polar granule are present. The oocyst wall has 2 layers (~1.3 μm thick), with a rough outer layer. Ovoidal sporocysts are 10.1 × 7.4 (7-14 × 5-10) μm, with a Stieda body, substieda body, and a sporocyst residuum. The new eimerian species from U. magnirostrum (1/2, 50%) has sporulated oocysts that are subspheroidal to ellipsoidal, 23.8 × 20.8
TY - JOUR. T1 - Pinpointing the vesper bat transposon revolution using the Miniopterus natalensis genome. AU - Platt, Roy N.. AU - Mangum, Sarah F.. AU - Ray, David A.. PY - 2016/7/22. Y1 - 2016/7/22. N2 - Background: Around 40 million years ago DNA transposons began accumulating in an ancestor of bats in the family Vespertilionidae. Since that time, Class II transposons have been continuously reinvading and accumulating in vespertilionid genomes at a rate that is unprecedented in mammals. Miniopterus (Miniopteridae), a genus of long-fingered bats that was recently elevated from Vespertilionidae, is the sister taxon to the vespertilionids and is often used as an outgroup when studying transposable elements in vesper bats. Previous wet-lab techniques failed to identify Helitrons, TcMariners, or hAT transposons in Miniopterus. Limitations of those methods and ambiguous results regarding the distribution of piggyBac transposons left some questions as to the distribution of Class II elements in this ...
Conflict can arise when bats roost in human dwellings and householders are affected adversely by their presence. In the United Kingdom, the exclusion of bats from roosts can be licensed under exceptional circumstances to alleviate conflict, but the fate of excluded bats and the impact on their survival and reproduction is not well understood. Using radio-tracking, we investigated the effects of exclusion on the soprano pipistrelle Pipistrellus pygmaeus, a species that commonly roosts in buildings in Europe. Exclusions were performed under licence at five roosts in England in spring, when females were in the early stages of pregnancy. Following exclusion, all bats found alternative roosts and colonies congregated in nearby known roosts that had been used by radio-tagged bats prior to exclusion. We found no difference in roosting behaviour before and after exclusion. Both the frequency of roost switching and the type of roosts used by bats remained unchanged. We also found no change in foraging behaviour.
Fig. 2. Pitch angle (black), yaw angle (red) and roll angle (blue) of bats landing on a force platform: (A) Cynopterus brachyotis, (B-E) Carollia perspicillata and (F,G) Glossophaga soricina. Broken lines are at ±180 deg. and error bars extend one standard deviation above and below the mean. Time=0 is the time of peak impact force into the ceiling. C. brachyotis always made a four-point landing (A). Members of the other two species performed right-handed landings (B,F) or left-handed landings (C,G). Right-handed landings and left-handed landings were similar but with the yaw and roll angles changing in the opposite direction. Some C. perspicillata performed a variation of the right-handed (D) and left-handed (E) landings where yaw rotation was initiated later and thus made a smaller contribution to overall rotation than pitch did. Sample sizes are: A, 29; B, 22; C, 13; D, 4; E, 6; F, 15, and G, 32.. ...
Vespertilionid bats (Mammalia: Order Chiroptera) live 3-10 times longer than other mammals of an equivalent body size. At present, nothing is known of how bat fecal metabolic profiles shift with age in any taxa. This study established the feasibility of using a non-invasive, fecal metabolomics approach to examine age-related differences in the fecal metabolome of young and elderly adult big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) as an initial investigation into using metabolomics for age determination. Samples were collected from captive, known-aged big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) from 1 to over 14 years of age: these two ages represent age groups separated by approximately 75% of the known natural lifespan of this taxon. Results showed 41 metabolites differentiated young (n = 22) and elderly (n = 6) Eptesicus. Significant differences in metabolites between young and elderly bats were associated with tryptophan metabolism and incomplete protein digestion. Results support further exploration of the
Research Article Ecological traits of phyllostomid bats associated with sensitivity to tropical forest fragmentation in Los Chimalapas, Mexico. José Luis García-García 1 *, Antonio Santos-Moreno 1 and
Extensive surveillance in bat populations in response to recent emerging diseases has revealed that this group of mammals acts as a reservoir for a large range of viruses. However, the oldest known association between a zoonotic virus and a bat is that between rabies virus and the vampire bat. Vampire bats are only found in Latin America and their unique method of obtaining nutrition, blood-feeding or haematophagy, has only evolved in the New World. The adaptations that enable blood-feeding also make the vampire bat highly effective at transmitting rabies virus. Whether the virus was present in pre-Columbian America or was introduced is much disputed, however, the introduction of Old World livestock and associated landscape modification, which continues to the present day, has enabled vampire bat populations to increase. This in turn has provided the conditions for rabies re-emergence to threaten both livestock and human populations as vampire bats target large mammals. This review considers the ecology
Artibeus jamaicensis; Phyllostomidae; Gut passage; Seed dispersal; Frugivory; tropical rain-forest; fruit bats; artibeus-jamaicensis; frugivorous bats; differential ingestion; phyllostomid bats; diversity; community; ...
Bats are nocturnal flying mammals that leave their roosts at dusk to feed and return to secluded dark places just before daylight. Most species are active during the warmer months and hibernate and/or migrate for the winter season. However, they do not fly in rainy or unseasonably cold weather.. Big brown bats: Female big brown bats form nursery colonies in the spring and are joined by males in late summer. They leave their roost at dusk in a slow, fluttering flight to find food. They feed close to the ground on various insects including beetles, ants, wasps, flies and mosquitoes.. Little brown bats: This species forms nursery colonies in early spring, then migrates south in autumn and hibernates in irregular clusters from September through April. They feed on insects, primarily flies and moths, and alternate their feeding with rest periods during which time they hang to digest their food.. Mexican free-tailed bat: This species migrates to Mexico for the winter, usually leaving in late October ...
Espesye sa kulaknit nga una nga gihulagway ni Gray ni adtong 1838 ang Pipistrellus coromandra[2][3][4]. Ang Pipistrellus coromandra sakop sa kahenera nga Pipistrellus sa kabanay nga Vespertilionidae.[5][6] Giklaseklase sa IUCN ang espesye sa kinaminosang kalabotan.[1] Pagka karon wala pay siak nga nalista ubos niini niya.[5]. ...
Objective: We investigated the relationship between a body mass index and tooth conditions in the black flying-fox to provide guidance on management of edentulous flying-foxes by bat carers and veterinarians.. Methods: Flying-foxes brought into care through injury were weighed, their forearms measured and the state of their teeth evaluated. Measurements were subjected to Chi-square, ANOVA, t-tests and regressions to tease out any relationship between body mass index and condition of canines and molar teeth, as well as in relation to gender and season. Results: There is no statistically significant relationship between the state of a bats dentition and its body mass index.. Conclusions: The black flying fox (Pteropus alecto) in Townsville appears to experience a rapid decline in dental condition through time. Despite this, there is little indication that loss of teeth results in a decline in body mass index. We attribute the lack of effect of tooth loss on body condition to the dominance of ...
Miniopterus mahafaliensis is a bat in the genus Miniopterus that occurs in southwestern Madagascar. Populations of this species have historically been included in Miniopterus manavi, but molecular data published in 2008 and 2009 indicate that this supposed species in fact consists of five separate species, including the newly described M. mahafaliensis. The species has been found in dry, spiny, and gallery forest, as well as more open habitats, in southwestern Madagascar. Miniopterus mahafaliensis is a small, brown Miniopterus; its forearm length is 35 to 40 mm (1.4 to 1.6 in). The hairs of the underparts have gray tips. The tragus (a projection in the outer ear) is thick and blunt-tipped. The uropatagium (tail membrane) is well-furred and the palate is concave. During the 2000s, molecular studies have revealed that the widely distributed African, Eurasian, and Australian genus Miniopterus is much more species-rich than previously thought. In a 1995 contribution to Faune de Madagascar on ...
The mammalian TE landscape has been finely delineated for the genomes of human, mouse, rat, and dog (1, 6-8). Although these genomes are rich in varied types of TEs, no Helitrons have been identified. Furthermore, only retrotransposons are known to be recently active in these lineages, and there has been no evidence that any mammalian DNA transposons have been active within the last 50 million years (1, 6, 9). Our results provide evidence for the relatively recent amplification of Helitrons, an atypical class of DNA transposons, in a mammalian lineage.. Reiterative searches of all current National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) databases with the REP/Helicase domains of HeliBat1 (or Helentrons) revealed no evidence of Helitrons in any other placental or marsupial species. This result is surprising because complete or partial WGS are presently available for 36 species from 15 different mammalian orders (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomes/leuks.cgi). In addition, we could not detect any ...
Insectivorous bats are integral components of terrestrial ecosystems. Despite this, a growing number of factors causing world-wide declines in bat populations have been identified. Relatively abundant species are important for bat conservation because of their role in ecosystems and the research opportunities they offer. In addition, species that have been well-studied present unique opportunities to synthesize information and highlight important areas of focus for conservation and research. This paper focuses on a well-studied abundant bat, Eptesicus fuscus. I review the relevant literature on habitat use, diet and roost selection by E. fuscus in North America, and highlight important areas of conservation and research for this species, including the effects of roost disturbance, control of economically important insect pests, exposure to pesticides, long-term monitoring of populations, and the potential consequences of expanding populations. These issues have broad implications for other ...
Rabies is among the most important zoonoses for human and animal health in Latin America. The common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus) is the principle reservoir, and the main prevention methods are culling of bats and vaccination of humans and livestock. In Peru, recent geographic expansion of vampire bat rabies (VBR) has raised public health concerns, but the true incidence of VBR and the rate of under-reporting of cases is unknown.. In the new work, Julio Benavides, of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and colleagues focused on a region in the southern Peruvian Andes where VBR remains poorly controlled. They studied questionnaires on livestock health and VBR knowledge completed by farmers in 40 communities, as well as passive national surveillance data on 11 years of VBR outbreaks.. Their models calculated that there are 4.6 VBR cases per reported case, leading to between 505 and 724 cattle deaths in 2014 in the study area and costing US$121,797- US$171,992. Together, animal mortality costs ...
Bats make up one-fifth of all mammalian species worldwide and are found on every continent except Antarctica. They contribute to overall ecosystem health by suppressing pest insects and pollinating plants and spreading seeds. Eight North American bat species are listed as federally endangered or threatened, and more than one-half are of current conservation concern in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) leads, manages, and coordinates the multinational North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) as well as conducts scientific research on bats. USGS and NABat partners help resource managers and policymakers make informed decisions regarding the conservation of bats across North America. USGS science also helps inform decision making with respect to WNS surveillance and bat vulnerability; mitigation of potential impacts of energy development on bats; prelisting conservation efforts for regulatory agencies; and land management practices.Partners are essential to the
We report the first confirmed fossil bats from North Dakota, including a new species referable to the Vespertilionidae represented by a maxilla with P4-M3 from the Brule Formation, Fitterer Ranch local fauna, early Oligocene, Whitneyan North American Land Mammal Age. Unassociated postcranial fragments of the humerus and femur also represent a vespertilionoid, but appear to reflect a different, unidentified species. The new taxon, Quinetia frigidaria sp. nov., is referred to the genus Quinetia, previously known only from approximately contemporaneous deposits in Europe. The new species is larger than Quinetia misonnei from the early Oligocene of Belgium. It is similar in some morphological characters to Chadronycteris rabenae (Chiroptera incertae sedis) of the late Eocene (Chadronian) of northwestern Nebraska and to Stehlinia species (?Palaeochiropterygidae) from the Eocene and Oligocene of Europe, but differs from each in morphological details of the dentition and maxilla. An unassociated ...
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Bat control is of the many pest control services we provide the commercial and residential customers of Greater Cleveland, Northeast, and Northwest areas of Ohio areas. Bats in Ohio are mammals highly capable of flight. The big brown bat is one of the most common species found in the area, with 14 species being found in our local area; big brown, little brown, Eastern red, hoary, tri-colored, Eastern small-footed, silver haired, Indiana, evening, Northern long-eared, grey myotis, Rafinesques big-eared, Townsends big-eared & Mexican free-tailed bats. While all of these species eat insects exclusively, they are unnerving to have around your home, cause property damage and pose a risk to your health if left checked.. ...
R. hipposideros are very agile, which allows them to quickly narrow the distance between them and their prey. While in flight, they are able to glean crane-flies, lacewings, moths and spiders from branches. Similarly to other Rhinolophidae, the Lesser Horseshoe bat is rather sedentary and the average distance between its roosts ranges from 5-50 km. Longer migrations have also been recorded ...
Aguiar, L.M.S.; Camargo, W.R.; Portella, A.S. 2006. Ocurrence of white-winged vampire bat, Diaemus youngi (Mammalia, Chiroptera), in the Cerrado of Distrito Federal, Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia, 23: 893-896.. Avilla, L.S.; Rozensztranch, A.M.S.; Abrantes, E.A.L. 2001. First record of the South American Flat-Headed Bat Neoplatymops mattogrossensis (Vieira, 1942) in southeastern Brazil (Chiroptera, Molossidae). Boletim do Museu Nacional, 463: 1-6.. Bergallo, H.J.; Martins-Hatano, F.; Raíces, D.S.L.; Ribeiro, T.T.L.; Alves, A.G.; Luz, J. L.; Mangolin, R.; Mello, M.A.R. 2004. Os mamíferos da Restinga de Jurubatiba. In: Rocha, C.F.D.; Esteves, F.A.; Scarano, F.R. (Eds). Pesquisas de longa duração na Restinga de Jurubatiba - Ecologia, história natural e conservação. Rima Editora, São Carlos, São Paulo, p.215-230.. Bernard, E. 2001. Vertical stratification of bat communities in primary forests of Central Amazon, Brazil. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 17: 115-126.. Carvalho, W.D.; ...
Helpful, trusted answers from doctors: Dr. Moeller on how do i get rid of these little brown dots i have on my arms and cheeks: To figure out the best treatment of the little brown dots on your arms and cheeks, it will be important to find out what the cause is. Freckles? Sun damage? Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation? Your skin type is important as well. You may want to start with having your primary doctor have a look at the areas and recommend treatment. A dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon can be helpful.
Jerome Beetz, Goethe University Frankfurt. Currently, I am a graduate student in the lab of Prof. Dr. Manfred Kössl. My main focus during the PhD is to investigate the echolocation behavior of the frugivorous bat Carollia perspicillata and to find out how natural echolocation sequences are processed in different brain regions. Recording the behavioral output of the animals during echolocation allows us to use natural and behaviorally relevant echolocation signals as acoustic stimuli during our electrophysiological recordings. Personally, the neuroethological investigation of orientation and navigation with multidisciplinary approaches fascinates me. Especially, the high diversity of different orientation behaviors in different animal species makes the research field highly attractive and exciting.. ...
Fifty-two bats captured during July 2008 in the Philippines were tested by reverse transcription-PCR to detect bat coronavirus (CoV) RNA. The overall prevalence of virus RNA was 55.8%. We found 2 groups of sequences that belonged to group 1 (genus Alphacoronavirus) and group 2 (genus Betacoronavirus) CoVs. Phylogenetic analysis of the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase gene showed that groups 1 and 2 CoVs were similar to Bat-CoV/China/A515/2005 (95% nt sequence identity) and Bat-CoV/HKU9-1/China/2007 (83% identity), respectively. To propagate group 2 CoVs obtained from a lesser dog-faced fruit bat (Cynopterus brachyotis), we administered intestine samples orally to Leschenault rousette bats (Rousettus leschenaulti) maintained in our laboratory. After virus replication in the bats was confirmed, an additional passage of the virus was made in Leschenault rousette bats, and bat pathogenesis was investigated. Fruit bats infected with virus did not show clinical signs of infection.
The results of this study raise three important questions: (i) why are all bat genome sizes small relative to other mammals, (ii) why are megabat genome sizes smaller than those of microbats, and (iii) why do species of megabats differ (albeit modestly) in genome size from one another as they do?. An answer to the first question is coming into clearer focus, thanks to recent studies of all three groups of vertebrates that independently evolved powered flight. Overall, the patterns now documented in pterosaurs, birds and both major bat groups support the notion that some factor(s)-most probably including high metabolic rate-has imposed a limit on genome size in each lineage (Organ & Shedlock 2008; Andrews et al. 2009). It has recently been hypothesized that genome sizes began shrinking prior to the evolution of flight in all three groups (Organ & Shedlock 2008), which seems plausible. However, this may be difficult to test in bats (cf. dinosaurs/birds and pterosaurs; Organ et al. 2007; Organ & ...
TPWD - The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats has continued to spread into parts of Central, South, and East Texas, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.. The fungus was detected for the first time in Texas in early 2017 in six Panhandle counties. This year it was detected at 22 sites in 16 counties, 11 of which were new. There are now 21 counties in Texas where the fungus has been detected in Texas. It was found on 43 cave myotis, 4 tri-colored bats, and 13 Mexican free-tailed bats. No signs of WNS, the disease in bats caused by the fungus, were reported. Biologists say it usually takes a few years after detecting the fungus for the disease to manifest.. A detection in Liberty County is the first yet in East Texas. Detections in Frio and Victoria Counties are now the most southerly detections of the fungus in the country.. The amount the fungus has spread this year is concerning said Jonah Evans, TPWD mammologist. On the bright side, we have yet to observe ...
Several instances of emerging diseases in humans appear to be caused by the spillover of viruses endemic to bats, either directly or through other animal intermediaries. The objective of this study was to detect, identify and characterize viruses in bats in the province of Manitoba and other regions of Canada. Bats were sampled from three sources: live-trapped Myotis lucifugus from Manitoba, rabies-negative Eptesicus fuscus, M. lucifugus, M. yumanensis, M. septentrionalis, M. californicus, M. evotis, Lasionycteris (L.) noctivagans and Lasiurus (Las.) cinereus, provided by the Centre of Expertise for Rabies of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), and L. noctivagans, Las. cinereus and Las. borealis collected from a wind farm in Manitoba. We attempted to isolate viruses from fresh tissue samples taken from trapped bats in cultured cells of bat, primate, rodent, porcine, ovine and avian origin. We also screened bat tissues by PCR using primers designed to amplify nucleic acids from members of certain
The noctuid moths Agrotis segetum and Noctua pronuba show peak auditory sensitivity between 15 and 25 kHz, and a maximum sensitivity of 35 dB SPL. A. segetum shows a temporal integration time of 69 ms. It is predicted that bats using high-frequency and short-duration calls will be acoustically less apparent to these moths. Short-duration frequency-modulated (FM) calls of Plecotus auritus are not significantly less acoustically apparent than those of other FM bats with slightly longer call durations, based on their combined frequency and temporal structure alone. Long-duration, high-frequency, constant-frequency (CF) calls of Rhinolophus hipposideros at 113 kHz are significantly less apparent than those of the FM bats tested. The predicted low call apparency of the 83 kHz CF calls of R. ferrumequinum appears to be counteracted by their long duration. It is proposed that two separate mechanisms are exploited by bats to reduce their call apparency, low intensity in FM bats and high frequency in CF ...
Cape horseshoe bats are mainly nocturnal, coming out of underground caves in the evening to feed and returning to roost before sunrise. They have been known to migrate short distances to hibernation caves (hibernacula). Population densities of R. capensis were highest during winter hibernation. Cape horseshoe bats have been documented migrating up to 10 km to hibernacula (6.2 mi). (Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia, 2005; McDonald, et al., 1990; Taylor, 1999). Cape horseshoe bats are gregarious, colonial roosters, with numbers in the thousands at certain roost sites. They roost singly and in small or large, loose groups of individuals, sometimes they roost in clusters. They tend to roost in cavities in the ceiling or against walls where they can hang freely. They enfold their bodies with their wings to expose the most naked skin. This is thought to allow their body temperatures to drop low enough to induce torpor. (McDonald, et al., 1990). Cape horseshoe bats are gregarious which means they ...
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Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Subphylum Vertebrata Class Mammalia Order Didelphimorpha Family Didelphidae Didelphis virginiana (Virginia opossum) Order Insectivora Family Soricidae Blarina hylophaga (Elliots short-tailed shrew) Cryptotis parva (least shrew) Family Talpidae Scalopus aquaticus (eastern mole) Order Chiroptera Family Vespertilionidae Myotis lucifugus (little brown myotis) Lasiurus cinereus (hoary bat) Lasionycteris noctivagans (silver-haired bat) Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat) Corynorhinus townsendii (Townsends big-eared bat) Family Molossidae Tadarida brasiliensis (Brazilian free-tailed bat) Order Xenarthra Family Dasypodidae Dasypus novemcinctus (nine-banded armadillo) Order Lagomorpha Family Leporidae Sylvilagus floridanus (eastern cottontail) Lepus californicus (black-tailed jackrabbit) Order Rodentia Family Sciuridae Marmota monax (woodchuck) Spermophilus tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) Cynomys ludovicianus (black-tailed prairie dog) Sciurus ...
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White-nose syndrome is an emerging disease in North America that has caused substantial declines in hibernating bats. A recently identified fungus (Geomyces destructans) causes skin lesions that are characteristic of this disease. Typical signs of this infection were not observed in bats in North America before white-nose syndrome was detected. However, unconfirmed reports from Europe indicated white fungal growth on hibernating bats without associated deaths. To investigate these differences, hibernating bats were sampled in Germany, Switzerland, and Hungary to determine whether G. destructans is present in Europe. Microscopic observations, fungal culture, and genetic analyses of 43 samples from 23 bats indicated that 21 bats of 5 species in 3 countries were colonized by G. destructans. We hypothesize that G. destructans is present throughout Europe and that bats in Europe may be more immunologically or behaviorally resistant to G. destructans than their congeners in North America because they
TY - JOUR. T1 - Novel dicistrovirus from bat guano. AU - Reuter, G.. AU - Pankovics, P.. AU - Gyöngyi, Zoltán. AU - Delwart, Eric. AU - Boros, Ákos. PY - 2014. Y1 - 2014. N2 - A novel dicistrovirus (strain NB-1/2011/HUN, KJ802403) genome was detected from guano collected from an insectivorous bat (species Pipistrellus pipistrellus) in Hungary, using viral metagenomics. The complete genome of NB-1 is 9136 nt in length, excluding the poly(A) tail. NB-1 has a genome organization typical of a dicistrovirus with multiple 3BVPg and a cripavirus-like intergenic region (IGR)-IRES. NB-1 shares only 41 % average amino acid sequence identity with capsid proteins of Himetobi P virus, indicating a potential novel species in the genus Cripavirus, family Dicistroviridae.. AB - A novel dicistrovirus (strain NB-1/2011/HUN, KJ802403) genome was detected from guano collected from an insectivorous bat (species Pipistrellus pipistrellus) in Hungary, using viral metagenomics. The complete genome of NB-1 is 9136 nt ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - European lyssaviruses: distribution, prevalence and implications for conservation.. AU - Harris, S. L.. AU - Brookes, S. M.. AU - Jones, Gareth. AU - Hutson, A. M.. AU - Racey, Paul Adrian. AU - Fooks, A. R.. PY - 2006. Y1 - 2006. N2 - Worldwide, there are more than 1100 species of the Order Chiroptera, 45 of which are present in Europe, and 16 in the UK. Bats are reservoirs of, or can be infected by, several viral diseases, including rabies virus strains (in the Lyssavirus genus). Within this genus are bat variants that have been recorded in Europe; European bat lyssavirus 1 (EBLV-1), European bat lyssavirus 2 (EBLV-2) and, four currently unclassified isolates. Since 1977, 783 cases of EBLVs (by isolation of viral RNA) have been recorded in Europe. EBLV-1 or EBLV-2 has been identified in 12 bat species, with over 95% of EBLV-1 infections identified in Eptesicus serotinus. EBLV-2 is associated with Myotis species (Myotis daubentonii and Myotis dasycneme). A programme of passive ...
Ears evolved in many nocturnal insects, including some moths, to detect bat echolocation calls and evade capture [1, 2]. Although there is evidence that some bats emit echolocation calls that are inconspicuous to eared moths, it is difficult to determine whether this was an adaptation to moth hearing or originally evolved for a different purpose [2, 3]. Aerial-hawking bats generally emit high-amplitude echolocation calls to maximize detection range [4, 5]. Here we present the first example of an echolocation counterstrategy to overcome prey hearing at the cost of reduced detection distance. We combined comparative bat flight-path tracking and moth neurophysiology with fecal DNA analysis to show that the barbastelle, Barbastella barbastellus, emits calls that are 10 to 100 times lower in amplitude than those of other aerial-hawking bats, remains undetected by moths until close, and captures mainly eared moths. Model calculations demonstrate that only bats emitting such low-amplitude calls hear ...
Ears evolved in many nocturnal insects, including some moths, to detect bat echolocation calls and evade capture [1, 2]. Although there is evidence that some bats emit echolocation calls that are inconspicuous to eared moths, it is difficult to determine whether this was an adaptation to moth hearing or originally evolved for a different purpose [2, 3]. Aerial-hawking bats generally emit high-amplitude echolocation calls to maximize detection range [4, 5]. Here we present the first example of an echolocation counterstrategy to overcome prey hearing at the cost of reduced detection distance. We combined comparative bat flight-path tracking and moth neurophysiology with fecal DNA analysis to show that the barbastelle, Barbastella barbastellus, emits calls that are 10 to 100 times lower in amplitude than those of other aerial-hawking bats, remains undetected by moths until close, and captures mainly eared moths. Model calculations demonstrate that only bats emitting such low-amplitude calls hear ...
We found antibodies against LBV in healthy E. helvum bats in Ghana. Previous studies have suggested that healthy bats develop antibodies to other lyssavirus infections (7,10,11), which may reflect past exposure, rather than survival from clinical disease. LBV likely co-evolved with its natural megachiropteran host until a genetic stasis had been reached in which the virus-host relationship was in equilibrium. This situation would result in high seroprevalence rates after a wave of virus circulation in a colony. Nine seropositive bats (8 E. helvum, 1 E. buettikoferi) were apparently healthy pregnant females. These results support theories that lyssaviruses are endemic within specific bat populations, that they may not cause high mortality rates, that exposure rates of LBV between megachiroptera in Old World African bats are high, and that bats may breed successfully after LBV exposure (7,8). The number of high reciprocal titers against LBV (Figure 1) and the history of LBV isolation in E. helvum ...
White-nose syndrome is caused by the fungus Geomyces destructans and is responsible for the deaths of >1,000,000 bats since 2006. This disease and fungus had been restricted to the northeastern United States. We detected this fungus in a bat in France and assessed the implications of this finding ...
The reference ranges for spectacled flying foxes are temporally comparable to black flying fox population and sex cohort analyte values (McMichael et al. 2015, 2016). Higher protein, albumin, and glucose values of spectacled flying foxes likely reflect a higher quality and quantity of food resources in a tropical rain forest habitat, whereas higher triglycerides may be consistent with black flying fox winter depletion of fatty acid reserves with putative thermoregulation demands of subtropical southeastern Queensland winters (McMichael et al. 2017). Intraerythrocytic protozoal parasites, subsequently characterised as Hepatocystis sp. (Schaer et al. 2018), were present in 56% (28 of 50) of spectacled flying foxes compared to only 4% (16 of 385) of black flying foxes, likely reflecting differing climatic conditions conducive to vector presence and transmission. For spectacled flying foxes, the higher eosinophil and platelet counts, higher aspartate transferase (AST), alanine transferase (ALT), and ...
Bat rabies cases in Europe are mainly attributed to two lyssaviruses, namely European Bat Lyssavirus 1 (EBLV-1) and European Bat Lyssavirus 2 (EBLV-2). Prior to the death of a bat worker in Finland in 1985, very few bat rabies cases were reported. Enhanced surveillance in the two subsequent years (1986-1987) identified 263 cases (more than a fifth of all reported cases to date). Between 1977 and 2016, 1183 cases of bat rabies were reported, with the vast majority (,97%) being attributed to EBLV-1. In contrast, there have been only 39 suspected cases of EBLV-2, of which 34 have been confirmed by virus typing and presently restricted to just two bat species; Myotis daubentonii and Myotis dasycneme ...
Bat rabies cases in Europe are mainly attributed to two lyssaviruses, namely European Bat Lyssavirus 1 (EBLV-1) and European Bat Lyssavirus 2 (EBLV-2). Prior to the death of a bat worker in Finland in 1985, very few bat rabies cases were reported. Enhanced surveillance in the two subsequent years (1986-1987) identified 263 cases (more than a fifth of all reported cases to date). Between 1977 and 2016, 1183 cases of bat rabies were reported, with the vast majority (,97%) being attributed to EBLV-1. In contrast, there have been only 39 suspected cases of EBLV-2, of which 34 have been confirmed by virus typing and presently restricted to just two bat species; Myotis daubentonii and Myotis dasycneme ...
To investigate the presence of Lagos bat virus (LBV)-specific antibodies in megachiroptera from West Africa, we conducted fluorescent antibody virus neutralization tests. Neutralizing antibodies were detected in Eidolon helvum (37%), Epomophorus gambianus (3%), and Epomops buettikoferi (33%, 2/6) from Ghana. These findings confirm the presence of LBV in West Africa ...
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Tuesday that the death toll for bats in North America that have suffered from White-nose Syndrome has exceeded 5.5 million.. Biologists and partners of the service estimated that at least 5.7 million to 6.7 million bats have died from white-nose syndrome (WNS).. The syndrome was first documented in New York in 2006, and the disease quickly spread into 16 states and four Canadian provinces.. Bats with WNS have symptoms like flying around outside during the day, and clustering near the entrances of caves and mines.. The mortality rate of those bats suffering from WNS can reach up to 100 percent in some areas.. This startling new information illustrates the severity of the threat that white-nose syndrome poses for bats, as well as the scope of the problem facing our nation, Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe said in a press release. Bats provide tremendous value to the U.S. economy as natural pest control for American farms and forests every ...
2.0.co;2, Transcriptome sequencing and annotation for the Jamaican fruit bat (Artibeus jamaicensis), Folivory in Fruit-Eating Bats, with New Evidence from, Structure and social dynamics of harem groups of, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jamaican_fruit_bat&oldid=992465202, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 5 December 2020, at 12:02. [3] On the back the fur is an ashy-shade of gray or brown with visible white hair bases and variable fur patterning on the face. Jamaican (or Mexican) Fruit Bat, (Artibeus jamaicensis) flying in a tunnel under a Maya ruin in Tikal. Use the following table to view a comprehensive list of all current species found in U.S. and Trust Territories along with their federal legal status. Its name comes… What is the relationship between the Dipteryx tree and the Mexican fruit bat? They begin their migration to Texas in February and by early spring female bats begin to form large maternity colonies where they will ...
For the purpose of orientation, echolocating bats emit highly repetitive and spatially directed sonar calls. Echoes arising from call reflections are used to create an acoustic image of the environment. The inferior colliculus (IC) represents an important auditory stage for initial processing of echolocation signals. The present study addresses the following questions: i) How does the temporal context of an echolocation sequence mimicking an approach flight of an animal affect neuronal processing of distance information to echo delays? ii) How does the IC process complex echolocation sequences containing echo information from multiple objects (multi-object sequence)? Here we conducted neurophysiological recordings from the IC of ketamine-anaesthetized bats of the species Carollia perspicillata and compared the results from the IC with the ones from the auditory cortex. Neuronal responses to an echolocation sequence was suppressed when compared to the responses to temporally isolated and ...
Bat population declines are expected to have substantial impacts on the environment and agriculture. Bats eat insects that damage crops and spread disease. Consumption of insects by bats saves farmers billions of dollars in pest control services annually.. White-nose syndrome is caused by a fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, that infects skin of the muzzle, ears, and wings of hibernating bats. Field signs of WNS can include excessive or unexplained mortality at a hibernaculum; visible white fungal growth on the muzzle or wings of live or freshly dead bats; abnormal daytime activity during winter months or movement toward hibernacula openings; and severe wing damage in bats that have recently emerged from hibernation. Infected bats experience a cascade of physiologic changes that result in weight loss, dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and death. To determine conclusively if bats are affected by white-nose syndrome, scientists must examine a skin specimen to look for a characteristic ...
Bat population declines are expected to have substantial impacts on the environment and agriculture. Bats eat insects that damage crops and spread disease. Consumption of insects by bats saves farmers billions of dollars in pest control services annually.. White-nose syndrome is caused by a fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, that infects skin of the muzzle, ears, and wings of hibernating bats. Field signs of WNS can include excessive or unexplained mortality at a hibernaculum; visible white fungal growth on the muzzle or wings of live or freshly dead bats; abnormal daytime activity during winter months or movement toward hibernacula openings; and severe wing damage in bats that have recently emerged from hibernation. Infected bats experience a cascade of physiologic changes that result in weight loss, dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and death. To determine conclusively if bats are affected by white-nose syndrome, scientists must examine a skin specimen to look for a characteristic ...
Flying foxes belong to chiroptera (hand-wing) or bats. Unlike small insect-eating microbats flying foxes do not have echolocation and use their eyes and ears like all other mammals. There are four species of native flying foxes on the Australian mainland. Little Red, Black, Grey-headed and Spectacled. Flying foxes are a keystone species. Their diet is nectar, pollen and fruit obtained at night when native tree flowers produce most of their nectar. Their ecological role is that of pollination and seed dispersal.. By flying long distances from their camps each evening (30-40 kilometres) and between camps (100s of kilometres) the bats carry seed and pollen(genetic material) to other forests and trees. The out-cross pollination is valuable to our forests and ecosystems ensuring a healthy flow of new genes.. All flying foxes species have declined since European settlement. The Spectacled flying foxes (Range - Nth QLD) and Grey-headed flying foxes (range: east coast from northern NSW to Geelong) ...
In the commercial coral reef fishery in Pohnpei, acanthurids contribute nearly 30% of the total catch volume and include the most heavily targeted species, N. lituratus and N. unicornis (Rhodes et al. 2008). It was the fourth most dominant species in Tutuila, Aunuu, and Taema Banks, American Samoa contributing to 2.7% of total fish biomass and 1.7% of numerical abundance (Sabater and Tofaeono 2006). In Moorea Is., French Polynesia, a total of 292, 994 individuals was recorded in fish visual surveys conducted from 1990-1993 (Lecchini et al. 2006). It is very abundant on the outer slope of Tiahura (Moussa 2009). It is abundant in the American Samoa National Park (National Park of Samoa Checklist of Fishes accessed 21 April 2010).. On Saipan, N.lituratus accounted for 4.5% of the total fish landings and 16.5% of the acanthurids landings (P. Houk unpub. data). The numerical abundance of N. lituratus in the shallow reefs around Saipan from underwater visual census data was 7% of all acanthurids with ...
A team of scientists reported findings today demonstrating the presence of Marburg virus RNA genome and antibodies in a common species of African fruit bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus). The work, appearing in the Aug. 22 issue of the open-access journal PLoS ONE, was done in collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga., the Center International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Franceville, Gabon.
For Immediate Release, November 12, 2015. Contact: Mollie Matteson, (802) 318-1487 or [email protected] Bat-killing Fungus Reaches Nebraska Western United States May Be Next in Line for Spread of Epidemic LINCOLN, Neb.- State and federal wildlife officials announced today that a bat-killing fungus that has swept across the eastern United States and Canada over the past eight years, killing millions of bats, has been confirmed by scientists in eastern Nebraska. Samples taken from bats in a mine in Cass County, Neb. at the end of last winter tested positive for the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome; the bat species found with the fungus were northern long-eared bats, tricolored bats and big brown bats. The highly lethal disease that follows the fungus is not yet present, but this early detection is likely a precursor to the diseases full-blown appearance in two to three years. Mortality rates among some species, such as northern long-eared bats, have reached 99 percent in ...
Posted Thursday, March 29, 2012. Another winter has come and gone and the negative impact of white-nose syndrome (WNS) on Virginia bat populations continues. While few surveys of hibernating bats were conducted this past year in order to minimize disturbance to already declining bat populations, new evidence of the spread of WNS was documented. Scott County was added to our list of WNS confirmed counties and additional WNS positive caves were added to counties already known to house the deadly disease. It now appears that Lee County is the only county in the mountain region of the state where WNS has not been documented. Because the WNS fungal spores are typically not present during the warm seasons Virginia has few records of bats with WNS symptoms outside the mountain region. Of the eight species of bats that hibernate in Virginia, only the Virginia big-eared bat has not been confirmed to contract the WNS disease.. Other research in Virginia designed to understand the spread of WNS has ...
To tackle the scourge of white-nose syndrome, which has killed more than a million bats in the northeastern United States, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has proposed a national framework of investigation and response to the outbreak. It is seeking comment on the plan from the public beginning 28 October.. Government officials have been working to manage the disease, which affects bats during their hibernation in the winter months, for at least two years, though mostly under different agencies, says Jeremy Coleman, a FWS biologist coordinating the governments white-nose syndrome response.. The plan brings together all the things weve been doing informally and allows state, federal, and tribal agencies to work together, he says.. The framework, which will be finalized by the end of the year, creates working groups to address various elements of response, including surveillance and monitoring, database construction, decontamination, and communication management between various ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have proven that the fungus Geomyces destructans causes white-nose syndrome, a fast-spreading and highly lethal disease of bats.
Wild Kratts A Bat in the Brownies When a little brown bat crashlands into a plate of Jimmy Zs famous brownies, Martin and Chris out set out to convince Aviva, Jimmy Z and Koki that bats are nothing to be afraid of. With bat activated Creature Power Suits, the bros follow join their new friend on a nocturnal fly about, and the entire crew must come to the rescue when the bat colonys roost is destroyed by a lightning bolt. In the end the Wild Kratts crew goes batty, as they gain a new appreciation for bat ecology, predators and insects and echolocation, and learn to love bats. D ...
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A newly discovered virus infecting the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats could help scientists and wildlife agencies track the spread of the disease that is decimating bat populations in the United States, a new study suggests.
Seasonal reliance on plant-based resources is very uncommon in temperate insectivorous bats. The pallid bat (Antrozous pallidus) is an exception and in the Sonoran Desert switches from an arthropod-based diet to one that includes cactus nectar during spring when columnar cacti bloom. Such cactophily is a common strategy among nectar-feeding phyllostomid bats, including migratory Leptonycteris species that consume nectar and fruit from columnar cacti. Spring nectarivory by A. pallidus begs the question of whether they also consume cactus fruit during the summer, despite lacking morphological and physiological adaptations for frugivory. We recorded foraging behavior of bats at 134 fruits of the cardón cactus (Pachycereus pringlei) in Baja California Sur, Mexico, and used stable isotope analysis to quantify incorporation of fruit into the summer diet of A. pallidus. We found that A. pallidus visited cardón fruits just as frequently as the lesser long-nosed bat, Leptonycteris yerbabuenae(51.0% and ...
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The Senegalese specimens of Pipistrellus rueppellii can be confidently assigned to P. r. senegalensis, which is distributed from Algeria to Senegal (type locality Richard-Toll in Senegal [2, 32]). They were large (forearm length = 33.3, 35.8 mm) relative to other non West African races [48] and were genetically similar to Moroccan samples (nd1; [37]). However, contrary to previous results from Morocco [37] and Sardinia [49], the Senegalese P. rueppellii formed a well-supported long branch that was basal in the Pipistrellus/Nyctalus clade. We, therefore, re-analysed the complete published nd1 data of Mayer et al. [37] with ML and BA and again recovered the basal position of P. rueppellii, confirming the differences between studies were due the different analytical approaches used (PP = 1, BS = 74; Additional file 6). The simple algorithm based methods such as neighbour joining used by Mayer et al. [37] may be biased by long-branch attraction [50]. Bayesian inference of phylogeny is especially ...
Bacteria found naturally on some bats may prove useful in controlling the Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the fungus responsible for white-nose syndrome.
Summary The influence of lowered body temperature and depressed metabolic rate of the cold-exposed bat on experimental arbovirus infection has been studied using three species of insectivorous bats, Tadarida b. mexicana, Myotis l. lucifugus, and Eptesicus f. fuscus. One strain of St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) virus and two strains of Japanese B encephalitis (JBE) virus were employed. Although the effects of low temperature on experimental arbovirus infection in bats varied with the bat species used and the relationship between inoculation of virus and the initiation of cold-exposure, the results obtained indicated that these animals would be ideal hosts for overwintering of arboviruses in nature. Generally, infection in bats was suppressed by low temperature but sustained by the animals for several months as evidenced by (1) the demonstration of low levels of virus in the blood and brown adipose tissue of the hibernating bat, and (2) the activation of viral multiplication upon transfer to 24°C producing
Approximately one-third of bat species eat fruit or nectar, serving as pollinators and seed dispersers in the process. The largest species of bat, the Malaysian flying fox, is a fruit eater, using its strong senses of sight and smell to locate food. These bats have a wingspan of over five feet.. The smallest bat species in the world is the bumblebee bat, with a body length of one inch and a wingspan of only six inches. The bumblebee bat and two-thirds of all bat species are insectivores, finding prey by echolocation -emitting sound waves and sensing their reflection. Bats have voracious appetites, with individuals capable of eating 1,000 small insects per hour. All 13 species of bat found in Illinois are insectivores and consume large numbers of insects whose larvae destroy farm crops, including cutworms, rootworms, and leafhoppers.. There are only three species of vampire bats, all living in Latin and South America. Unlike most bats, vampire bats are capable of walking or running, allowing ...