Phyllostomidae

Class Mammalia Order Chiroptera Suborder Microchiroptera Family Phyllostomidae

Thumbnail description

Small to relatively large bats, most of which have a fleshy, triangular nose-leaf projecting above the nostrils

Size

Head and body length 1.6-5.3 in (40-135 mm); tail 0-2.2 in (0-55 mm); forearm 1.2-4.1 in (31-105 mm); weight 0.2-6.8 oz (5-190 g)

Number of genera, species

49 genera; 151 species

Habitat

Mainly forests, but also deserts Conservation status

Extinct: 1 species; Endangered: 4 species; Vulnerable: 25 species; Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 36 species; Data Deficient: 5 species

Distribution

Subtropical and tropical America from southern Arizona and the West Indies to northern Argentina

Distribution

Subtropical and tropical America from southern Arizona and the West Indies to northern Argentina

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