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Anouva caudifer (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae)

Monik Oprea, Ludmilla M. S. Aguliar, Don E. Wilson
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1644/844.1 1-8 First published online: 3 June 2009


Anoura caudifer (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1818) is a phyllostomid commonly called the tailed tailless bat. This is a relatively small species with an elongated muzzle, a long and protractile tongue, and generally dark brown pelage; it is 1 of 8 species in the genus Anoura. It occurs in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and northwestern Argentina. This species is a habitat generalist occurring in mesic tropical forests from sea level to 1,500 m elevation. It is frequently captured in many locations along its geographical distribution and it is not considered of special conservation concern.

Key words
  • Chiroptera
  • Glossophaginae
  • nectar-feeding bat
  • Neotropics
  • phyllostomid
  • tailed tailless bat