| Also sometimes known as trumpet-nosed bats, Banana Bats have strikingly long jaws with a perky nose leaf at the tip. They have long, bristle-covered tongues for gathering nectar, and fewer, smaller teeth than insect-eating bats. Individuals have been netted in banana groves when the trees were in bloom. They probably also eat pollen and some soft-bodied insects.
Head and Body: 70-79 mm; Tail: 8-12 mm
Schaldach, W.J., Jr., & C.A. McLaughlin. 1960. Los Angeles County Museum Contributions in Science, 37:3.
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