Nycteridae

Class Mammalia Order Chiroptera Suborder Microchiroptera Family Nycteridae

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Small- to medium-sized bats with large ears and a tail ending in a diagnostic T-shaped cartilage; face split by a distinctive and diagnostic groove

Size

Forearms range 1.2-2.5 in (3.2-6.4 cm); body mass 0.2-1.2 oz (6-36 g)

Number of genera, species

1 genus; 14 species

Habitat

Occur from rainforest to savanna as well as in arid habitats

Conservation status

Vulnerable: 2 species; Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 3 species; Data Deficient: 1 species

Distribution

Africa, Madagascar, Southeast Asia, and East Indies

Distribution

Africa, Madagascar, Southeast Asia, and East Indies

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