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Movement of Artibeus lituratus (Olfers, 1818) (Mammalia, Chiroptera) between island and continent on State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

One individual of Artibeus lituratus, marked with a colored and numbered plastic color necklace was recaptured on July 18th, 2007 at the Parque Natural Municipal da Serra do Mendanha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 96 days after being captured and marked at Itacuruça Island, located on southern Rio de Janeiro State. The linear distance between the plots of marking and recapture suggests a minimum movement of 35 km, being 500 m oversea.

bat; mark; recapture; Atlantic Forest

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