Cuban fig-eating bat

Cuban fig-eating bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Phyllostomidae
Subfamily : Stenodermatinae
Species : Phyllops falcatus

 

The Cuban fig-eating 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 Cuban figeating bat
A young / baby of a Cuban figeating bat is called a 'pup'. A Cuban figeating bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.

Facts about the Cuban fig-eating bat

Cuban fig-eating bats are only about 2½ inches in length, but they have a 13 inch wingspan, so they look much larger in flight.

The Cuban fig-eating bat is a member of the family Phyllostomidae, also known as “leaf-nosed” bats.

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