A little-known, medium-sized bat found only in the West Indies, the buffy flower bat (Erophylla sezerkorni) is recognisable by its distinct, elongated, conical-shaped snout with steep forehead (3) (4). This enigmatic mammal has a narrow, pointed tragus, broad, naked wings, a small tail that extends slightly beyond the tail membrane, and a reduced noseleaf that is either notched or forked at the tip (2) (3) (4). The upperparts are highly variable in colour, ranging from cream to light grey-brown. The facial skin is lighter than the rest of the upperparts, and the underparts are a more uniform, lighter brown (3).
- Head-body length: 6.5 - 7.5 cm (2)
- Tail length: 1.2 - 1.7 cm (2)