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Glossophaga commissarisi

Commissaris's Long-tongued Bat

Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae


Conservation Status: Least Concern.

These small bats eat pollen, nectar, soft fruits, and soft-bodied insects such as moths. They are found in a variety of forests, from rain and cloud forests to very dry deciduous forests known as thorn scrub. They have been caught in mist nets stretched across arroyos, streams, forest, trails, around fruit groves, and even in villages. Like many other bats, they sometimes make their day roosts in houses. Caves, culverts, and hollows in live trees also serve. Very little is known about their reproductive habits.

Range: Head and Body: 42-61 mm; Tail: 4-11 mm

Range: 6-11 g


Gardner, A.L., 1962. Los Angeles County Museum Contributions in Science, 54:1-7.


Mammal Species of the World

Mammalian Species, American Society of Mammalogists' species account

Distribution of Glossophaga commissarisi