Noctilionidae

Class Mammalia Order Chiroptera Suborder Microchiroptera Family Noctilionidae

Thumbnail description

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

Size

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

Habitat

Tropical lowland areas near water

Conservation status

Overall not threatened, though regional populations may be at risk

Distribution

Neotropical

Distribution

Neotropical

Was this article helpful?

0 0

Post a comment