Spix's disk-winged bat

Spix's disk-winged bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Thyropteridae
Species : Thyroptera tricolor


The Spix's disk-winged 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 Spix
A young / baby of a Spix is called a 'pup'. A Spix group is called a 'colony or cloud'.

Facts about the Spix's disk-winged bat

It is interesting to note that a remarkably similar bat, the New World sucker-footed bat (Thyroptera tricolor) is found in Central and South America.

ITIS TNS Google MSN Thyroptera tricolor is one of two species in the family Thyropteridae, more commonly known as the Disc-winged Bats or New World Sucker-footed Bats. (Full text)

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