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Tonatia saurophila

Stripe-headed Round-eared Bat

Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae


Conservation Status: Least Concern.

These bats eat beetles, spiders, small lizards, katydids, and other prey they find on foliage. They hunt within the forest canopy and fly with the food in their mouth to a night roost to eat it. They use their sense of hearing when foraging: scientists in the field found that they responded to the songs of cicadas and to distress calls made by other bats. They are not widespread. Their distribution is patchy at low elevations throughout their range.

Range: Head and Body: 74-88 mm; Tail: 14-23 mm

Range: 24-36 g


Koopman, K.F., & E.E. Williams, 1951. American Museum Novitates, 1519:11.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Tonatia saurophila