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Carollia subrufa

Gray Short-tailed Bat

Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae


Conservation Status: Least Concern.

Gray Short-tailed Bats are moderately small and have longish, tricolored fur, which is dark next to the body, whitish in the middle, and gray or grayish-brown at the tip. They are common to abundant in dry deciduous forests, and like Sowell’s Short-tailed Bat, are found in second-growth woods. They are also similar in being fruit-eaters. They choose caves, dry wells, culverts, hollow trees, and buildings for roosts.

Range: Head and Body: 49-61 mm; Tail: 5-12 mm

Range: 10-16 g


Hahn, 1905. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 18:247.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Carollia subrufa