Revista Brasileira de Zoologia
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SILVA, Shirley S. Pereira da and PERACCHI, Adriano Lúcio. Observation of visit of bats (Chiroptera) to the flowers of Pseudobombax grandiflorum (Cav.) A. Robyns. Rev. Bras. Zool. [online]. 1995, vol.12, n.4, pp. 859-865. ISSN 0101-8175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81751995000400015.
The visit of two species of bats to the flowers of Pseudobombax grandiflorum (Cav.) A. Robyns was observed in the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro during the period of may and july of 1989. The flowers of this vegetal species present attributions in accordance to the Syndrome of Chiropterophily and receive the visit of Glossophaga soricina (Pallas. 1766) and Phyllostomus hastatus (Pallas. 1767). Glossophaga soricina has morfological caracteristes for nectarivory, Phyllostomus hastatus is omnivorous and starts its visils soon after the anthesis. That bats present landing behaviour during the visit.
Keywords : Chiroptera; Pseudobombax grandiflorum; bats; flowers; néctar; chiropterophily.