Another frog on the menu: predation of Trachops cirrhosus (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) upon Osteocephalus oophagus (Anura: Hylidae)

Ricardo Rocha, Inês Silva, Alaercio Marajó dos Reis, Gonçalo M. Rosa

Abstract


We report a predation event of the fringe-lipped bat (Trachops cirrhosus) (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) upon the slender-legged tree frog (Osteocephalus oophagus) (Anura: Hylidae), in Central Amazonia, Brazil. This observation adds a new prey item to the T. cirrhosus diet and shines some light on the scarce ecological knowledge of both predator and prey species.


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