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Glyphonycteris sylvestris

Tricolored Bat

Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae

 

Conservation Status: Least Concern.


Each hair of the Tricolored Bat is dark next to the body, whitish in the middle, and dark again on top. Overall, the fur is long and fluffy. This bat inhabits lowland forests and roosts in hollow trees or caves. It has occasionally been caught in mist nets strung over streams, indicating that it sometimes forages over water, but it is not common, and not much is known about its lifestyle.

Length:
Range: Head and Body: 55-70 mm; Tail: 8-15 mm

Weight:
Range: 9-11 g

References:

Thomas, O., 1896. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 6, 18:302.

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Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Glyphonycteris sylvestris