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Vampyressa thyone

Northern Little Yellow-eared Bat

Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae


Conservation Status: Least Concern.

Northern Little Yellow-eared Bats are very small, with pale brown upperparts and faint stripes on their faces. The edges of their ears are yellow. Small groups of up to five individuals have been found roosting in tents made from philodendron or other heart-shaped leaves. They fly at the subcanopy level of the forest and are most active in the first hour or two after sunset, finding figs and other small fruits to eat. Their young are born from late in dry season into the middle of the wet season.

Range: Head and Body: 43-52 mm

Range: 6-11 g


Thomas, O., 1909. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 8, 4:231.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Vampyressa thyone