Black mastiff bat

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Black mastiff bat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Molossidae
Genus: Molossus
M. rufus
Binomial name
Molossus rufus
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Black mastiff bat range

Molossus ater

The black mastiff bat (Molossus rufus) is a bat species. It ranges from the northern region of South America (excluding Chile), most of Central America (excluding Belize) and parts of southern Mexico.


  1. ^ Barquez, R.; Rodriguez, B.; Miller, B.; Diaz, M. (2015). "Molossus rufus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T13644A22107969.