Ghost-faced bat

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Ghost-faced bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Mormoopidae
Species : Mormoops megalophylla

 

Keywords: nocturnal

The Ghost-faced bat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the ghostfaced bat
A young / baby of a ghostfaced bat is called a 'pup'. A ghostfaced bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.

Facts about the ghost-faced bat

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Content providedin partnership with Read the full article with a Free Trial of HighBeam Research » The ghost-faced bat (Mormoops megalophylla) is broadly distributed in the tropics of southwestern North America and a portion of northern South America.

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The ghost-faced bat (Mormoops megalophylla) is broadly distributed in the tropics of southwestern North America and a portion of northern South America.

The ghost-faced bat is truly Texas' strangest looking bat!

Ghost-faced bats are a reddish-brown in color with similarly colored wings and membranes, though some individuals do become bleached due to high ammonia concentrations in their roosts. (Full text)

at least one of the species, the ghost-faced bat, is endangered. (Full text)

Wild Side Lesser doglike bats, shaggy bats, and ghost-faced bats are just a few of the many bat species found here. (Full text)

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