Order : Chiroptera
Family : Phyllostomidae
Subfamily : Phyllostominae
Species : Trachops cirrhosus
The Fringe-lipped 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 fringelipped batA young / baby of a fringelipped bat is called a 'pup'. A fringelipped bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
CountriesBelize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela
Facts about the fringe-lipped bat
A fringe-lipped bat (Trachops cirrhosus) is about to feast on a frog, which, like humans and birds, can't hear the bat's echolocation calls.
asp The Fringe-lipped bat (Trachops cirrhosus), is a good listener.
Behaviour Fringe-lipped bats are unusual because they don't use echolocation to find their prey, and take quite large animals - in fact they specialise in frogs.
Fringe-lipped bats are unusual because they don't use echolocation to find their prey, and take quite large animals - in fact they specialise in frogs.
The Fringe-lipped bat is known to eat insects, small vertebrates, and some fruit.
The fringe-lipped bat is specialized to locate and capture frogs, especially noisy males calling for mates.
The fringe-lipped bat is widespread in tropical lowland forests of Central and South America.
The frog-eating bat (Trachops cirrhosus) is just one of the exotic bats that we are likely to see on our 1997 members trip to Peru.
The frog-eating bat (Trachops cirrhosus) is unusual among bats studied because of its reliance on low-frequency (<5 kHz) sounds emitted by frogs for prey localization.
Central America's frog-eating bat (Trachops cirrhosus) is one species that does this. (Full text)
The fringe-lipped bat is fond of mud-puddle frogs, and it has discovered that the location of its favourite prey can be found by listening to the mating calls. (Full text)More animals beginning with F