Thumbless bat

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Thumbless bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Furipteridae
Species : Furipterus horrens


The Thumbless 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 thumbless bat
A young / baby of a thumbless bat is called a 'pup'. A thumbless bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.

Facts about the thumbless bat

Furipterus horrens is one of only two species in the Furipteridae. (Full text)

ITIS TNS Google MSN Furipterus horrens, the thumbless bat, is misnamed – it clearly has a thumb, although the digit is reduced and is largely enclosed in the edge of the wing membrane. (Full text)

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