Underwood's long-tongued bat

Underwood's long-tongued bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Phyllostomidae
Subfamily : Glossophaginae
Species : Hylonycteris underwoodi

 

The Underwood's long-tongued bat is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

Facts about the Underwood's long-tongued bat

Some flowers, such as markea (above) and matisia (below) are so highly specialized that, so far, only the Underwood’s long-tongued bat (Hylonycteris underwoodi) is known to be able to pollinate them.

Underwood's long-tongued bat (Hylonycteris underwoodi) pollinating Matisia flower Matisia flowers are apparently so highly specialized that only the Underwood's long-tongued bat is attracted.

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