Order : Chiroptera
Family : Emballonuridae
Species : Rhynchonycteris naso
The Proboscis 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 proboscis batA young / baby of a proboscis bat is called a 'pup'. A proboscis bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
CountriesBelize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela
Facts about the proboscis bat
Proboscis bats are so well camouflaged that, even in broad daylight, they virtually disappear against the bark of the riverside trees on which they roost.More animals beginning with P