Greater dog-like bat

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Greater dog-like bat
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Emballonuridae
Genus: Peropteryx
P. kappleri
Binomial name
Peropteryx kappleri
Peters, 1867
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Greater dog-like bat range

The greater dog-like bat (Peropteryx kappleri) is a bat species from Central America and South America. It is found from southern Mexico through Brazil and Peru.


It is the largest member of its genus, with a forearm length of 45–53.6 mm (1.77–2.11 in).[2][3] Individuals weigh approximately 8 g (0.28 oz). Fur color can vary, with some individuals dark brown and others light brown. The ventral fur is paler than the dorsal fur. It has large black ears. Its dental formula is for a total of 32 teeth.[3]


  1. ^ Davalos, L.; Molinari, J.; Miller, B.; Rodriguez, B. (2018). "Peropteryx kappleri". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T16707A22100544. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T16707A22100544.en.
  2. ^ Gardner, A. L. (2008). Mammals of South America, volume 1: marsupials, xenarthrans, shrews, and bats. 1. University of Chicago Press. p. 198. ISBN 978-0226282428.
  3. ^ a b Ceballos, G.; Cabrales, J. A.; Vazquez, D. (2014). Ceballos, G. (ed.). Mammals of Mexico. JHU Press. pp. 767–768. ISBN 978-1421408439.