Silky short-tailed bat

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Silky short-tailed bat
The image depicts the silky short-tailed bat in mid-flight, with its wings outstretched.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae
Genus: Carollia
C. brevicauda
Binomial name
Carollia brevicauda
Carollia brevicauda map.png
Silky short-tailed bat range

The silky short-tailed bat (Carollia brevicauda) is a bat species from South and Central America. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Mexico and Venezuela.[2]


Its diet consists of primarily fruits, but opportunistically will glean leaves for insects, supplemented by nectar in the dry season. It is one of the most important seed dispersers for pipers and small fruits in the area which is resides. [2]


  1. ^ Sampaio, E.; Lim, B. & Peters, S. (2016). "Carollia brevicauda". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T3903A22134642. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T3903A22134642.en.
  2. ^ a b "The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. Retrieved 2019-12-02.