Pygmy round-eared bat
|Pygmy round-eared bat|
Its ears are large with rounded tips. Its upper lip has several small warts. The fur is dark brown or black in color. Its forearm is 33–36 mm (1.3–1.4 in) long. Individuals weigh 9–11 g (0.32–0.39 oz). Its dental formula is 188.8.131.52 for a total of 32 teeth.
Biology and ecology
Range and habitat
It is found in several countries in Central and South America, including: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. It is documented at elevations below 500 m (1,600 ft) above sea level.
As of 2016, it is evaluated as a least-concern species by the IUCN. It meets the criteria for this classification because it has a wide geographic range; it is relatively common; it tolerates a variety of habitats; its range includes protected areas; and it is unlikely to be experiencing rapid population decline.
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