Thyropteridae

Class Mammalia Order Chiroptera Suborder Microchiroptera Family Thyropteridae

Thumbnail description

Tiny dark-backed bats with moist fleshy "suction-cups" at the base of the thumb and heel; the feet are tiny, and have the toes fused together; the tail membrane is large and obvious and the face long and delicately pointed

Size

Head and body length 1.2-2.3 in (3.0-5.7 cm); tail 0.9-1.3 in (2.4-3.3 cm); forearm 1.2-1.4 in (3.1-3.5 cm); weight 0.10-0.17 oz (3-5 g)

Number of genera, species

1 genus; 3 species

Habitat

Lowland rainforest, often by water

Conservation status

Vulnerable: 1 species

Distribution

Central America and northern South America

Distribution

Central America and northern South America

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