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Proboscis bat

Rhynchonycteris naso

Description:

Proboscis bats live in groups. The colonies are usually between five and ten individuals, and very rarely exceed forty. The bats are nocturnal, sleeping during the day in an unusual formation: they lay one after another on a branch or wooden beam, nose to tail, in a straight row. This small species of bat has been found to occasionally fall prey to the large spider Argiope savignyi.

Habitat:

Mangroves


1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago
Proboscis Bat
Rhynchonycteris naso Proboscis bat


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7 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Thanks for the correction Dominik!

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

It is the other one, Rhynchonycteris naso. Note the "striped" legs. Saccopteryx bilineata has complete black legs.
http://fireflyforest.net/firefly/2007/07...
http://darnis.inbio.ac.cr/ubis/FMPro?-DB...

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Thank you Ava, Christy, Lauren & Rieko!

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

Interesting!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Wonderful spotting! Love how they line up on the trunks. I always wanted to find this!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 6 years ago

Great series, Karen! I love the contrast to the bark on the tree. Welcome back!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Wonderful series; they're so well organized!

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.39, Long: -84.15

Spotted on Jan 9, 2014
Submitted on Jan 11, 2014

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