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A group of Honduran White Bats (Ectophylla alba) at Selva Verde, Sarapiquí, Costa Rica. Living by day beneath a folded over Heliconia leaf, a group of Honduran White Bats, Ectophylla alba, were photographed at Selva Verde, Sarapiqu&iacute;, Costa Rica, August 2014.<br />
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A group of Honduran White Bats (Ectophylla alba) at Selva Verde, Sarapiquí, Costa Rica.

Living by day beneath a folded over Heliconia leaf, a group of Honduran White Bats, Ectophylla alba, were photographed at Selva Verde, Sarapiquí, Costa Rica, August 2014.

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  1. Not only are you adding spectacular new species for us to enjoy, in many cases you're opening up orders and families for which we had zero species. Thanks! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you! I enjoy sharing biodiversity. Posted 4 years ago
  2. It's own genus... and irresistible. Do you remember how many in the group? Posted 4 years ago
    1. I think there were five. Posted 4 years ago

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The Honduran white bat , also called the Caribbean white tent-making bat, is a species of bat in the family Phyllostomatidae.
It has distinctive white fur, which is only found in six of the roughly 1,300 known species of bat.
The only member of the genus ''Ectophylla'', it is found in Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and western Panama at elevations from sea level to 700 m . It is frugivorous.

Similar species: Bats
Species identified by Christine Young
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