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Thomas's fruit-eating bat

Dermanura watsoni

Description:

4 small leaf-nosed bats spotted inside a ruined temple in Dzibilchaltun, Mexico

Habitat:

Jungle


1 species ID suggestions

8 Comments

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 4 years ago

AKA... Watson's fruit eating bat.

KarenL
KarenL 4 years ago

Thanks Sunny!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 4 years ago

Cute little ones Karen.... Lovely spotting.

KarenL
KarenL 4 years ago

Thank you venusflytrap and Antonio!

Wow Karen,awesome series,beautifull,congrats and thanks for sharing

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 4 years ago

terrific series, Karen!

KarenL
KarenL 4 years ago

Thanks for the ID Lauren. These little guys were about 15' up in the roof of a ruined temple and by the smell of guano this was a regular roost!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 4 years ago

If this is Dermanura watsoni (Artibeus Dermanura watsoni) it is supposed to be a tent making bat and I haven't yet found any reference to it being found roosting in Temple ruins. Very interesting.

Yucatán, Mexico

Lat: 21.09, Long: -89.60

Spotted on Feb 10, 2015
Submitted on Feb 13, 2015

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