Emballonuridae

Class Mammalia Order Chiroptera Suborder Microchiroptera Family Emballonuridae

Thumbnail description

Small, insect-feeding bats with mostly brown or gray fur and relatively large eyes; many emballonurid bats roost at almost vertical substrates with the folded forearms supporting the body

Size

Head and body length: 1.4-6.3 in (36-160 mm); forearm: 1.4-3.9 in (36-100 mm); weight: 0.1-3.5 oz (3-100 g)

Number of genera, species

12 genera, 47 species

Habitat

Daytime roosts in well-lit portions of hollow trees, buttress cavities, rock shelters, or caves. Foraging habitats in evergreen forests, semi-deciduous forests, or savannas

Conservation status

Critically Endangered: 2 species; Endangered: 2 species; Vulnerable: 10 species; Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 7 species

Distribution

In tropical and subtropical regions from Mexico to Argentina in the New World. In the Old World in Africa, Madagascar, the Indian subcontinent, and Southeast Asia to Australasia

Distribution

In tropical and subtropical regions from Mexico to Argentina in the New World. In the Old World in Africa, Madagascar, the Indian subcontinent, and Southeast Asia to Australasia

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