Over 300 species of bats are known to eat fruit or drink nectar; and, in so doing, disperse seeds and pollinate plants throughout the tropics and subtropics. The plants they service span over 100 plant families, some of which are economically important to humans. We created the Bat-Plant Interactions Database to catalog all published accounts of these interactions. Learn more about batplant.org on the about page and our plans for the future on the news page.

The database application is currently offline while we make the improvements described on the news page.

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