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Centronycteris centralis

Thomas's Shaggy Bat

Order: Chiroptera
Family: Emballonuridae


Conservation Status: Least Concern.

Only a few Thomas's Shaggy Bats have ever been caught and studied, and its habits are poorly known. This bat has shaggy, yellowish fur, long ears, and a pink face. Its wings come all the way down to the base of its toes. It lives in evergreen and semi-deciduous forests, roosts mostly in tree holes or on the trunks of trees, and flies relatively slowly. The few that have been caught and held snarled with their mouth open wide and made loud, chirping calls.

Range: Head and Body: 49-59 mm; Tail: 20-24 mm

Range: 5-6 g


Thomas, O., 1912. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. ser. 8, 10:638.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Centronycteris centralis