Long-nosed bats, long-tongued bats, tailless bats, and relatives

Long-nosed bats, long-tongued bats, tailless bats, and relatives

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Phyllostomidae
Subfamily : Glossophaginae

 

Facts about the subfamily Glossophaginae, the long-nosed bats, long-tongued bats, tailless bats, and relatives

(Phyllostomidae-Glossophaginae) is the only endemic bat species of the Cerrado, where it lives in caves in dry forests associated with calcareous outcrops.

The Glossophaginae is made up of nectar feeders, bats with remarkable adaptations of tongue and rostrum for extracting nectar and pollen. (Full text)

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