Yucatan yellow bat

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Yucatan yellow bat
Rhogeessa aeneus.jpg
Rhogeessa aeneus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Rhogeessa
Species: R. aeneus
Binomial name
Rhogeessa aeneus
Goodwin, 1958

The Yucatan yellow bat, Rhogeessa aeneus, is a species of bat found in the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, and possibly also in Belize and Guatemala. These small insectivorous bats forage on flying insects (most likely mosquitoes) at dawn and dusk.

A small population of these bats has been observed on Spanish Lookout Caye, Belize, since at least 1998. They are on both the east and west sides of the mangrove caye, which is located east of Belize City in the Drowned Cayes Range. According to the locals who work on the caye, the bats are thought to roost in the coconut trees during the day.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arroyo-Cabrales, J. & Ticul Alvarez Castaneda, S. (2008). "Rhogeessa aeneus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 March 2009.