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Artibeus aztecus

Aztec Fruit-eating Bat

Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae

 

Conservation Status: Least Concern.


Aztec Fruit-eating Bats have been found roosting in humid forest habitats in mine tunnels, caves, crevices in rocks, and even under banana leaves, but they are not common and not much is known about their habits. They are medium-sized bats with long, soft, dark fur and a short tail membrane that is furred on the top and fringed on the edges.

Length:
Range: Head and Body: 59-75 mm

Weight:
Range: 15-33 g

References:

Andersen, K., 1906. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 7, 18:422.

Links:

Mammal Species of the World

Mammalian Species, American Society of Mammalogists' species account

Distribution of Artibeus aztecus