| Cuban Mastif Bats are considered endangered by the state of Florida, where habitat destruction and the use of pesticides may be contributing to its decline. It is a medium-sized bat with long, narrow wings. These bats leave their day roosts after dark and fly high, covering long distances quickly as they feed on insects. Eumops ferox is a freetailed bat. Like other bats in the family Molossidae, its tail extends beyond the tail membrane, or uropatagium (the skin that stretches between the back legs).
Also known as:
Florida Mastiff Bat, Wagner's Mastiff Bat, Wagner's Bonneted Bat
139.7 mm males; 138 mm females
123-165 mm males; 117-156 mm females
34.1 g males; 36.1 g females
25-47 g males; 28.2-55.4 g females
Wagner, A., 1843. Diagnosen neuer Arten brasilischer Handflugler, p. 368. Archiv fur Naturgeschichte, Berlin, Germany, 9(1):365-368.
Mammal Species of the World (opens in a new window).
Mammalian Species, American Society of Mammalogists' species account (opens in a new window).
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