Table 2.

Comparison of mean hair THg (μg g−1, mg kg−1, ppm) between vampire bats and select bat species from previously published studies.

speciesTHgdietstudy
Myotis lucifugus67.55insectivore[16]
Eptesicus fuscus19.48insectivore[69]
Hipposideros dyacorum9.53insectivore[15]
Myotis leibii5.30insectivore[13]
Hipposideros doriae5.14insectivore[15]
Myotis septentrionalis4.40insectivore[13]
Hipposideros bicolor2.29insectivore[15]
M. lucifugus1.50insectivore[13]
E. fuscus1.50insectivore[13]
M. septentrionalis0.60insectivore[14]
Desmodus rotundus0.25sanguivorethis study
Myotis grisescens0.12insectivore[14]
E. fuscus0.10insectivore[14]
Lasiurus borealis0.05insectivore[14]
Lasiurus cinereus0.02insectivore[14]
Megaerops ecaudatus0.02frugivore[15]
Cynopterus horsfieldii0.01frugivore[15]