Pamianthe peruviana

Jonathan Knisely
Wed, 20 Dec 2006 11:27:37 PST
The New York Times had an article in "Science Times" yesterday about a 2" bat
with a 3.3" tongue that is apparently endemic to the western slopes of the
Andes in Ecuador (Anoura fistulata).  A putative nectar source identified in
the article was a species of campanulata with a long corolla (Centropogon
nigricans) that is found only in the bat's range.  I wonder if there is a
colocalization of this bat with Pamianthe peruviana.  Peru is the neighbor to
Ecuador's south.

The article URL:…
Jonathan P.S. Knisely, M.D., FRCPC
Associate Professor, Therapeutic Radiology
Yale University School of Medicine,
PO Box 208040,
New Haven, CT
06520-8040  USA

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