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Woolly False Vampire Bat

Chrotopterus auritus


That's a specie that gave to use some troubles. In start, we forgot the rind glove (a glove make of the right material to take this specimen with the hands), so we need to improvise. For this, we took my cold blouse, and, fold it many (many) times to pack the bat as we took them out the bat net. And, take a look in the last photo to see what this one made to the bat net.


We found this specimen near a waterfall, in a region of transition between the Cerrado and Atlantic Forest.


I starts my own researches with bats. It's a survey of species caught along the river that across my city. The "Chrotopterus auritus" have a omnivorous diet, but a preference for a carnivorous one. Many ecologists say that this specie is the second bigger of Americas and Brazil, but, in practice, it's eye-to-eye with the "Phyllostomus hastatus".

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LeonardoMB 8 years ago

Uh, great thanks! I will cheer for me, but, just for the nomination I already feel gratified...

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

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SP, Brazil

Spotted on Jul 31, 2015
Submitted on Sep 21, 2015

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