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Barcode data: Artibeus lituratus
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Artibeus lituratus
Public Records: 652
Specimens with Barcodes: 785
Species With Barcodes: 1
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- 1996Lower Risk/least concern(Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
Great fruit-eating bat
The great fruit-eating bat (Artibeus lituratus) is a bat species in the family Phyllostomidae from South and Central America. It is found from Mexico to Brazil and Argentina, as well as in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.
They are 10.5 g at birth and grow to 65 g as adults.
- Barquez, R., Perez, S., Miller, B. & Diaz, M. (2008). "Artibeus lituratus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
- Longevity, ageing, and life history of Artibeus lituratus accessed 6 October 2010
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