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Mimon cozumelae

Cozumelan Golden Bat

Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae

 

Conservation Status: Least Concern.


Golden bats have long, crinkly, golden-brown fur and very large, pointed ears. They are large enough to eat small lizards, and scientists found the remains of a bird in the feces of this species. They also feast on large beetles and katydids. They are known to roost in limestone caves, and a small group was found roosting in a hollow log. Babies are born at the start of the rainy season.

Length:
Range: Head and Body: 61-75 mm; Tail: 15-23 mm

Weight:
Range: 15-25 g

References:

Goldman, E.A., 1914. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 27:75.

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Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Mimon cozumelae