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Trinycteris nicefori

Niceforo's Bat

Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae

 

Conservation Status: Least Concern.


This bat, too, is poorly known. It is apparently rare and local in Mexico and Central America, but more common in South America. It has been found roosting in hollow trees and buildings in lowland evergreen and dry deciduous forests. It seems to be most active for an hour after sunset and an hour before dawn.

Length:
Range: Head and Body: 51-58 mm; Tail: 8-15 mm

Weight:
Range: 7-11 g

References:

Sanborn, C.C. 1949. Fieldiana Zoology, 31:230.

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Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Trinycteris nicefori