Tent-making bat (Uroderma bilobatum)

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IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • A forest dwelling species, the tent-making bat is found from Mexico south to Bolivia and Brazil.
  • The tent-making bat gets its name from an unusual behaviour, modifying leaves by biting and chewing to form tent-like structures in which to roost.
  • The tent-making bat typically roosts in groups of between 2 and 10 individuals, although colonies of up to 60 have been known.
  • Mainly eating insects, the tent-making bat has also been known to feed on flowers and nectar.
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Tent-making bat description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderChiroptera
FamilyPhyllostomidae
GenusUroderma (1)

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Tent-making bat status

Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (September, 2010)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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