Mexican long-tongued bat

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Mexican long-tongued bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Phyllostomidae
Subfamily : Glossophaginae
Species : Choeronycteris mexicana

 

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

Facts about the Mexican long-tongued bat

Description of Species: The Mexican long-tongued bat is a medium size bat with gray or brown fur above and lighter fur below.

01 Choeronycteris mexicana, the Mexican long-tongued bat, is a former Category 2 Candidate Species, Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS),

1 Habitat: In Arizona, Mexican long-tongued bats are found in mine tunnels, caves, rock fissures, even buildings from the lower edge of the oak zone through the pine-oak woodland to the pine-fir belt.

Choeronycteris mexicana is known to roost in a variety of situations, typically in shallow caves or near the entrances of more extensive structures (Arroyo-Cabrales et al.

Lesser long-nosed bats and Mexican long-tongued bats are two pollinating bats in our area.

mexicana, Mexican long-tongued bats, are slightly smaller and noticeably darker.

Status: The Mexican long-tongued bat is considered a Federal Species of Concern and is recognized as Forest Service Sensitive, as well as Arizona Game and Fish Department Wildlife of Special Concern.

The Mexican long-tongued bat is actually a leaf-nosed bat *18* (Monday, 1993).

The Mexican long-tongued bat is currently listed as a threatened species on the list of Threatened Native Wildlife in Arizona.

The Mexican long-tongued bat is currently listed by the U.

The Mexican long-tongued bat is listed by Arizona Game and Fish Department as a species of special concern.

The Mexican long-tongued bat is less common in the desert. (Full text)

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