Niche differentiation and its relationship with food abundance and vegetation complexity in four frugivorous bat species in southern Mexico
Periodo de realización: 2015/06/01 al 2015/01/01
Tipo: Artículo científico
Lugar(es) de estudio: Chiapas, México, Lacanjá, Chis., México
Resumen: "Species can co-exist within a community when their use of limiting resources is differentiated. To test whether differentiation facilitates coexistence, we quantified differences and overlap in habitat use, fruit consumption, morphological characteristics, and the relationship with vegetation structure for two pairs of ecologically similar frugivorous bat species, Carollia sowelli and C. perspicillata, and Artibeus jamaicensis and A. lituratus. In Carollia sowelli and C. perspicillata, differences in body mass and wing aspect ratio were not reflected in differences in fruit or habitat use (diet overlap, 96 percent"