Fringe-lipped bat

Fringe-lipped bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Phyllostomidae
Subfamily : Phyllostominae
Species : Trachops cirrhosus

 

The Fringe-lipped 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 fringelipped bat
A young / baby of a fringelipped bat is called a 'pup'. A fringelipped bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.

Facts about the fringe-lipped bat

A fringe-lipped bat (Trachops cirrhosus) is about to feast on a frog, which, like humans and birds, can't hear the bat's echolocation calls.

asp The Fringe-lipped bat (Trachops cirrhosus), is a good listener.

Behaviour Fringe-lipped bats are unusual because they don't use echolocation to find their prey, and take quite large animals - in fact they specialise in frogs.

Fringe-lipped bats are unusual because they don't use echolocation to find their prey, and take quite large animals - in fact they specialise in frogs.

The Fringe-lipped bat is known to eat insects, small vertebrates, and some fruit.

The fringe-lipped bat is specialized to locate and capture frogs, especially noisy males calling for mates.

The fringe-lipped bat is widespread in tropical lowland forests of Central and South America.

The frog-eating bat (Trachops cirrhosus) is just one of the exotic bats that we are likely to see on our 1997 members trip to Peru.

The frog-eating bat (Trachops cirrhosus) is unusual among bats studied because of its reliance on low-frequency (<5 kHz) sounds emitted by frogs for prey localization.

Central America's frog-eating bat (Trachops cirrhosus) is one species that does this. (Full text)

The fringe-lipped bat is fond of mud-puddle frogs, and it has discovered that the location of its favourite prey can be found by listening to the mating calls. (Full text)

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