Significance to humans

None known, beyond the usual insect-removal services provided by any small insectivorous chiropteran. No known legends or religious significance.

The smoky bat (Furipterus horrens) has a reduced thumb that is included in the wing membrane. (Photo by Maarten J. Vonhof. Reproduced by permission.)
1. Smoky bat (Furipterus horrens); 2. Schnabeli's thumbless bat (Amorphochilus schnablii). (Illustration by John Megahan)

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