White-Winged Vampire Bat (Diaemus Youngi)



  • Domain: Eukaryota
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chardata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Chiroptera
  • Family: Phyllostoidae
  • Genus: Diaemus
  • Species: Youngi

A video showing the living habits of the White Winged Vampire Bat

Growth and Development

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A photo of a White-Winged Vampire Bat http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-winged_Vampire_Bat

  • Average Lifespan
    • 12 years in the wild, up to 20 in captivity
  • Average Size
    • 7cm - 9.5cm tall
    • Weighs 19g-57g
  • Life Cycle
    • A female bat waits between 3 and 4 months, then gives birth to a single bat.
    • baby bat is cared for until 3-5 months.
    • The bat reaches sexual maturity in 9-10 months
    • the cycle begins again

Movement

  • Vampire Bats fly using their wings, they are able to locate objects using echolocation.

Reproduction

  • A bat will only give birth to one pup at a time
  • A bat is able to reproduce after 9-10 months of age

Energy

  • How it obtains energy
    • The Vampire bat drinks blood, it obtains blood by using its heat-seeking nose to find the closest vain to the surface of the skin and uses its teeth to bite the victim and lap up the blood.
  • Specialized Adaptations

Ecology

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Where most Vampire bats are found in the world http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/sites/kids/NGS/wpf/printcreature/vampire-bat.html

  • Location
    • Tropical and subtropical regions of the world, specifically central and South America
  • Food Chain
    • The bat feeds upon cows and pigs but does not kill them it is preyed upon by several top predators
  • Predators
    • Hawks, Eagles, Snakes

Adaptations/Evolution

  • SurvivalTraits
    • Heat sensor on the end of the nose
    • Wings
    • Sharp Teeth
    • Echolocation
  • Traits adapted to the environment
    • echolocation because they hunt their prey at night
  • Closely related organisms
    • cows, dogs, and moles

References

http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/6520/0