Mormoopidae

Class Mammalia Order Chiroptera Suborder Microchiroptera Family Mormoopidae

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The lips of moustached bats are ornamented with flaps and folds of skin surrounded by bristle-like hairs giving the appearance of a moustache

Size

Moustached bat are small to medium in size with forearms ranging from 1.4 to 2.6 in (3.5-6.5 cm) in length and weighing 0.2-0.9 oz (6-26 g)

Number of genera, species

2 genera; 8 species

Habitat

Moustached bats are found in lowland Neotropical areas below 10,000 ft (3,000 meters) from rainforest to forest and in more open, arid areas

Conservation status

Vulnerable: 1 species; Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 2 species

Distribution

Central America and parts of South America

Distribution

Central America and parts of South America

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