Trinidad dog-like bat

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Trinidad dog-like bat
Peropteryx trinitatis skull.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Emballonuridae
Subfamily: Emballonurinae
Genus: Peropteryx
Species: P. trinitatis
Binomial name
Peropteryx trinitatis
Miller, 1899

P.t. trinitatis
P.t. phaea

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Trinidad dog-like bat range as of 2011

The Trinidad dog-like bat (Peropteryx trinitatis) is a species of bat from the family Emballonuridae. It is native to Aruba, French Guinea, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.[1] The bat is considered to be rare everywhere in its geographic range, although this may be untrue, as the Trinidad dog-like bat was previously confused with the lesser dog-like bat.[1] It is an aerial insectivore that roosts in hollow trees, hollow rotten logs on the ground, under overhanging banks, and caves in the Llanos of Venezuela.[1]

The Trinidad dog-like bat has two subspecies: Peropteryx trinitatis trinitatis and Peropteryx trinitatis phaea.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d Sampaio, E.; Lim, B. & Peters, S. (2008). "Peropteryx trinitatis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Simmons, N.B. (2005). "Order Chiroptera". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 390. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.