Tricolored big-eared bat
|Tricolored big-eared bat|
Individuals weigh 7–11 g (0.25–0.39 oz) and have forearm lengths of 37–42 mm (1.5–1.7 in). The fur on its back is long, woolly, and dark brown. Individual hairs are tricolored, with a dark basal band, lighter middle band, and dark distal band. Its dental formula is 188.8.131.52 for a total of 34 teeth.
Biology and ecology
Range and habitat
It is found in several countries in Central and South America. Its range includes: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. It is generally found at elevations lower than 800 m (2,600 ft) above sea level, but has been documented up to 1,100 m (3,600 ft).
As of 2008, it is considered a least-concern species by the IUCN. It meets the criteria for this assessment because it has a wide geographic range, its population is presumably large, and it can persist in a variety of habitats.