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Pascual J. Soriano ;Therya 2014, 5 1

Author: Jesús Molinari

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Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal Sistema de Información Científica Molinari, Jesús; Soriano, Pascual J. Breeding and age-structure seasonality in Carollia brevicauda and other frugivorous bats (Phyllostomidae) in cloud forests in the Venezuelan Andes Therya, vol.
5, núm.
1, abril, 2014, pp.
81-109 Asociación Mexicana de Mastozoología Baja California Sur, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=402333995005 Therya, ISSN (Electronic Version): 2007-3364 therya@cibnor.mx Asociación Mexicana de Mastozoología México How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage www.redalyc.org Non-Profit Academic Project, developed under the Open Acces Initiative Estacionalidad de la cría y estructura etaria en Carollia brevicauda y otros murciélagos frugívoros (Phyllostomidae) en selvas nubladas de los Andes venezolanos THERYA, abril, 2014 Vol.5(1): 81-109 DOI: 10.12933-therya-14-179 Breeding and age-structure seasonality in Carollia brevicauda and other frugivorous bats (Phyllostomidae) in cloud forests in the Venezuelan Andes Jesús Molinari1* and Pascual J.
Soriano1 Abstract The most universal adaptations of tropical frugivores to the seasonal rhythms of fruiting involve their annual breeding cycles.
In bats, these cycles typically follow a pattern termed bimodal polyestry, consisting in the production of one offspring per female twice during the breeding season.
We use data gathered along 29 years to show that, in cloud forests in the Venezuelan Andes, the breeding cycles of Carollia brevicauda and other frugivorous phyllostomid bats (eigth species of the genera Sturnira, Artibeus, Dermanura, Enchisthenes, and Platyrrhinus) conform to bimodal polyestry, with a high interspecific synchronization and a low interannual variability.
We analyze the adaptive significance of this pattern in terms of three hypothetical variables: demand, consumption, and supply of f...





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