Class Mammalia Order Chiroptera Suborder Microchiroptera Family Noctilionidae
Noctilionids get their common name from their distinctive full and pendant lips and cheek pouches, which makes them look much like a bulldog; their legs are long and their feet and claws are large; give off a pungent, fishy odor
Large bats ranging 2.1-3.6 in (54-92 mm) in forearm length and weighing 0.6-7.8 oz (18-78 g)
Number of genera, species
1 genus; 2 species
Tropical lowland areas near water
Overall not threatened, though regional populations may be at risk
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