Seba's short-tailed bat

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Seba's short-tailed bat
C perspicillata feeding on a Piper fruit
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae
Genus: Carollia
Species: C. perspicillata
Binomial name
Carollia perspicillata
(Linnaeus, 1758)[1]
Carollia perspicillata map.png
Seba's short-tailed bat range

Seba's short-tailed bat (Carollia perspicillata) is a common and widespread bat species from South and Central America.

C. perspicillata dwells in both moist evergreen and dry deciduous forests, usually below 1,000 m altitude, typically roosting in groups of 10-100 bats in caves, hollow trees, tunnels, and road culverts. It feeds on at least 50 different species of fruit, as well as pollen and insects.


  1. ^ Linnæus, Carl (1758). Systema naturæ per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I (in Latin) (10 ed.). Holmiæ: Laurentius Salvius. p. 31. Retrieved 21 November 2012.