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New World leaf-nosed bats

Phyllostomidae

Description:

Cluster of bats hanging from the ceiling of an ancient Mayan pyramid.

Habitat:

Lacandon Rainforest, Xachilan Mayan City.


1 Species ID Suggestions

AfriBats
AfriBats 5 years ago
New World leaf-nosed bats
Phyllostomidae Leaf-nosed bat


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12 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Thank you AfriBats for the ID and the link.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Thank you Rosa Maria

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 5 years ago

That's awesome!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Yes Lauren, I saw them in the same temple, there were two different species there. Amazing you saw them too.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

What do you think Luis! We had two bat species in that Temple. Here is the other one http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/237....

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

These have such long thin leaf noses, wonder which one it is…..

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Wow Luis, AfriBats just threw me for a loop, that my spotting has both Phyllostomatids (Leaf Nose) and Emballonurids (Sac-wings). Both were in the same temple in Yaxchilan! Did you find these in the Temple that faces the Grand Plaza? The one with several doorways and all the dark labyrinth tunnels?

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Gracias Lauren y Alejandra.

Qué hermosos murciélagos!!!
Felicitaciones Luis, muy buenas fotos.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Wonderful shots Luis! I got one only and a video of a male defending his female.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Thank you Emily.

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 5 years ago

Cute!!!

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

Mexico

Lat: 16.90, Long: -90.97

Spotted on Dec 10, 2013
Submitted on Apr 7, 2014

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