Significance to humans

As all bats, mormoopids pollinate numerous plants, including economically important crops such as banana, mango, and avocado. In the tropics, bats are responsible for 70-95% of all seeds dispersed, thus playing an important role in forest regeneration.

1. Ghost-faced bat (Mormoops megalophylla); 2. Parnell's moustached bat (Pteronotus parnellii). (Illustration by Barbara Duperron)

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