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Field Guide to Amazonian Bats

Molossidae (Free-tailed bats)

1a. Upper lip with deep vertical lines; ears joined.

Nyctinomops

1b. Upper lip with no vertical lines. 2a. Muzzle between eyes and nose with a ridge. 3a. Four lower incisors; lower posterior edge of ear thin and narrow. 3b. Two lower incisors; lower posterior edge of ear flattened laterally. 2b. Muzzle flat, almost horizontal. 3a. Squarish mouth when viewed ventrally, ears long and joined, reaching the nose when flattened. 3b. Triangular mouth when viewed ventrally; ears not joined, and do not reach the nose when flattened. 4a. Muzzle and ears both pointed; dorsal fur continues onto face. 4b. Muzzle and ears both rounded; dorsal fur behind the ears.

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Promops Molossus

Eumops

Molossops Cynomops

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Field Guide to Amazonian Bats  

Do you think identifying bats in Europe or in North America is difficult? Well, try it in the Amazon The planet’s green lung is home to the...

Field Guide to Amazonian Bats  

Do you think identifying bats in Europe or in North America is difficult? Well, try it in the Amazon The planet’s green lung is home to the...

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