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Field Guide to Amazonian Bats

How does it work? A) This is not a dichotomous key. Each choice may lead to a number of hierarchical options! B) Species that are virtually indistinguishable in the field have been grouped together. Consider collecting wing-punches for genetic studies. C) All measurements are given in mm. D) Forearm length (FA) is given after each species name. However, FA length may vary geographically and thus may not always be a reliable characteristic!

This symbol indicates that the use of a good hand-lens or camera is required.

Phyllostomidae

Thyropteridae

Furipteridae

Noctilionidae

Mormoopidae

How should measurements be taken? Emballonuridae

Vespertilionidae Holding a bat

Forearm (FA)

Molossidae

Natalidae Noseleaf

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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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