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Field Guide to Amazonian Bats

Phyllostomidae / Phyllostominae

Trachops (Frog-eating bat) 1a. Only one species in the genus.

Trachops cirrhosus (57-66 mm)

Vampyrum (Spectral bat) 1a. Only one species in the genus.

Chrotopterus (False vampire bat) 1a. Only one species in the genus.

Mimon (Gray’s spear-nosed bats)

Vampyrum spectrum (88-114 mm)

Chrotopterus auritus (77-87 mm)

1a. Dorsal stripe absent; noseleaf smooth and bare; wing attached to ankle. 1b. Dorsal stripe present; noseleaf serrated and hairy; wing attached to foot.

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Mimon bennettii (51-59 mm) Mimon crenulatum (46-55 mm)

1b

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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