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Yoscelyn Santos
Deby Cassill

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Bats are of the order Chiroptera, they are the only mammals with the ability to achieve true and sustained flight. Around the world, they're over 1,100 known species of bats, 13 of which reside in the state of Florida. The main trophic levels of bats include carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores. Diets of carnivorous bats consist of a variety of insects while very few species consume blood. Omnivores bats consume a variety of pollen and nectar from various types of fruits and flowers. Omnivorous bat diets consume a mixture of the two.

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Presented as part of the 2019 USFSP Undergraduate Research Symposium held April 16, 2019.

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Maternal investments in bats

Bats are of the order Chiroptera, they are the only mammals with the ability to achieve true and sustained flight. Around the world, they're over 1,100 known species of bats, 13 of which reside in the state of Florida. The main trophic levels of bats include carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores. Diets of carnivorous bats consist of a variety of insects while very few species consume blood. Omnivores bats consume a variety of pollen and nectar from various types of fruits and flowers. Omnivorous bat diets consume a mixture of the two.