Proboscis bat

Rhynchonycteris naso

The proboscis bat, "Rhynchonycteris naso", is a bat species from South and Central America. Other common names include sharp-nosed bat, Brazilian long-nosed bat and river bat in English, and murciélago narizón in Spanish. It is monotypic within its genus.
Proboscis bats on underside of tree - closeup, Sani Lodge, Ecuador https://www.jungledragon.com/image/131745/proboscis_bats_on_underside_of_tree_sani_lodge_ecuador.html Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Geotagged,Proboscis bat,Rhynchonycteris naso,Sani Lodge,South America,Spring,World,Yasuni National Park

Appearance

This is a small bat, around 6 centimeters long and 4 grams in weight. Males in northern South America were found to average 56.48 millimeters long, females 59.18. The tail is about 1.6 centimeters long. Pregnant females can weigh up to 6 grams. The species is characterized by its long and pointed nose. Its fur is soft and dense and is brownish-grey in color, with two white stripes down the back. Whether these stripes serve a purpose, such as camouflage or attraction of mates, is unknown.
Proboscis bat - Rhynchonycteris naso Caño Negro, Costa Rica Costa Rica,Geotagged,Proboscis bat,Rhynchonycteris naso,Spring

Distribution

This species is in the family Emballonuridae, the sac-winged or sheath-tailed bats. Like most bats, it is nocturnal. It is found from southern Mexico to Peru, Bolivia and Brazil, as well as in Trinidad.
Proboscis (Long Nosed) Bats They sleep in a row and appear to be a snake to would-be predators. Costa Rica,Geotagged,Proboscis bat,Rhynchonycteris naso,bats,long nosed bats

Habitat

This species is found in the lowlands of the northern half of South America, throughout Central America, and into southeastern Mexico. From Ecuador south, it is limited to east of the Andes; its range extends south to the northern half of Bolivia and much of Brazil. It seldom occurs above 300 meters in elevation. It usually lives around wetlands and is frequently found in riparian forests, pastures and swamps, all near water.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderChiroptera
FamilyEmballonuridae
GenusRhynchonycteris
SpeciesR. naso
Photographed in
Costa Rica
Ecuador