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Micronycteris schmidtorum

Schmidt's Big-eared Bat

Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae

 

Conservation Status: Least Concern.


Small groups of these bats have been found roosting together in hollow trees. They inhabit forest edges and lowland forests, both deciduous and evergreen, but they are rare and not known from many locations. Almost all the details of this species’ behavior remain to be learned. Like almost all the bats in the family Phyllostomidae, the bats have a two-part nose leaf, consisting of a spear-like growth that sticks up above the nostrils and a horseshoe-shaped growth around the nostrils below the spear. This nose adornment probably helps direct its outgoing echolocation calls.

Length:
Range: Head and Body: 47-54 mm; Tail: 12-16 mm

Weight:
Range: 5-8 g

References:

Sanborn, 1935. Field Museum of Natural History Publications, Zoology Series, 20:81.

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Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Micronycteris schmidtorum