Smoky bat

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Smoky bat
Amorphochilus schnablii.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Furipteridae
Genus: Amorphochilus
Peters, 1877
Species: A. schnablii
Binomial name
Amorphochilus schnablii
Peters, 1877
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The smoky bat (Amorphochilus schnablii) is a species of bat in the family Furipteridae. It is monotypic within the genus Amorphochilus.[citation needed] Its natural habitat is rocky shores. It is threatened by habitat loss. This bat is also called the thumbless bat because its thumb is partly enclosed in its wing; this common name is also applied to another species, Furipterus horrens. This species lives in western Peru, western Ecuador, Puna island (Ecuador) and northern Chile. These bats can be found in groups up to 300 bats. In 2013, Bat Conservation International listed this species as one of the 35 species of its worldwide priority list of conservation.[2]


  1. ^ Barquez, R. & Diaz, M. (2008). "Amorphochilus schnablii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 14 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2013-2014" (PDF). Bat Conservation International. August 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2017.