Behn's bat

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Behn's bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae
Genus: Glyphonycteris
Species: G. behnii
Binomial name
Glyphonycteris behnii
(Peters, 1865)
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Micronycteris behnii (Peters, 1865)

Behn's bat or Behn's big-eared bat (Glyphonycteris behnii) is a species of bat in the family Phyllostomidae found in Brazil and Peru. It is known only from six specimens so it is considered rare and feeds on insects and small fruits. It is threatened by cerrado habitat loss for agriculture.


  1. ^ Zortea, M.; Sampaio, E.; Lim, B.; Peters, S. (2016). "Glyphonycteris behnii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T13375A22130995. Retrieved October 15, 2017.