nycteria and polychromophilus parasite infections of bats in central gabon.haemosporida are arthropod-borne blood parasites that infect a wide range of vertebrate hosts, including numerous species of bats. here, we present data of haemosporidian infections in different bat species that were surveyed in ngounié province, gabon. we detected nycteria parasites in rhinolophus bats and polychromophilus in miniopterus minor, a rare and poorly known bat species. strikingly, no hepatocystis parasites, which are abundant in epauletted fruit bats elsewhere in africa, were detect ...201930508688
correlations between structure and function in the design of the bat lung: a morphometric study.the lungs of five species of bat pipistrellus pipistrellus, miniopterus minor (peters), tadarida mops (de blainville), cynopterus brachyotis (muller) and cheiromeles torquatus (horstield) have been analysed by morphometric techniques. the mean body weight (w) ranged from 5 g in pipistrellus pipistrellus to 173 g in cheiromeles torquatus; the lung volume (vl) ranged from 0.3 cm3 in pipistrellus to 10 cm3 in cheiromeles. the volume densities or the main components of the bat lung, namely the paren ...19846491593
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