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Field Guide to Amazonian Bats

Phyllostomidae / Stenodermatinae

Sturnira (Yellow-shouldered bats) 1a. FA < 45 mm; inner upper incisors pointed; fur bicoloured. 1b. FA 44-48 mm; inner upper incisors flattened; fur tricoloured. 1c. FA > 55 mm.

Ametrida (Little white-shouldered bat) 1a. Only one species in the genus.

Sphaeronycteris (Visored bat) 1a. Only one species in the genus.

Uroderma (Tent-making bats)

1b. Facial stripes indistinct; ears with brownish edges.

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1b (Sturnira)

Sturnira tildae (44-48 mm) Sturnira magna (55-60 mm)

Ametrida centurio (24-33 mm)

Sphaeronycteris toxophyllum (37-42 mm)

1a. Facial stripes distinct; ears with white edges.

1a (Sturnira)

Sturnira lilium (36-45 mm)

Uroderma bilobatum (39-45 mm) Uroderma magnirostrum (39-45 mm)

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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