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Most photos were made by me during fieldwork, but some of them were lent by colleagues.Legends include scientific names, popular names and diet.

See also my publications about some of these species.

Species identification: to identify these species, I needed years of experience, taxonomic keys, and the help of colleagues (the team of Prof. Adriano Peracchi, UFRRJ). In most cases, it is not possible to identify bats only by photos. Characters like teeth and skull morphology have to be examined in some cases, making it necessary to bring specimens to a lab. In order for photos to be helpful for bat identification, they need to have good quality, and be  generally macros or close-ups. See also the great tutorial on bat photography by Merlin Tuttle, founder of Bat Conservation International.

 


Navigate through the Taxonomic Index:

PHYLLOSTOMIDAE:

 

    Carolliinae

        Carollia perspicillata

 

    Desmodontinae

        Desmodus rotundus

        Diaemus youngii

 

    Glossophaginae

        Anoura caudifera

       Glossophaga soricina

Phyllostominae

        Chrotopterus auritus

        Micronycteris megalotis

        Micronycteris minuta

        Mimon bennettii

        Mimon crenulatum

        Phylloderma stenops

        Phyllostomus hastatus

        Tonatia bidens

        Trachops cirrhosus

Stenodermatinae

        Artibeus fimbriatus

        Artibeus lituratus

        Artibeus obscurus

        Chiroderma villosum

        Platyrrhinus lineatus

        Pygoderma bilabiatum

        Sturnira lilium

        Sturnira tildae

        Vampyressa pusilla

Emballonuridae

        Peropteryx kappleri

Molossidae

        Molossus ater

        Nyctinomops laticaudatus

Noctilionidae

        Noctilio leporinus

Vespertilionidae

        Eptesicus brasiliensis

        Myotis nigricans

TOTAL: 29 espécies.


 

PHYLLOSTOMIDAE
   
CAROLLIINAE
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Carollia perspicillata, short-tailed fruit bat, fruits, nectar, pollen, insects

 
   
   
DESMODONTINAE

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Diaemus youngii, white-winged vampire bat, blood

Desmodus rotundus, common vampire bat, blood

 
 
GLOSSOPHAGINAE

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Anoura caudifer,  nectar, pollen, fruits,  insects

Glossophaga soricina, nectar, pollen, fruits,  insects.

   
   
PHYLLOSTOMINAE

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Chrotopterus auritus, vertebrates, insects

Tonatia bidens, cvertebrates, insects

   
Micronycteris megalotis, insects

Micronycteris minuta, insects

   
Mimon bennettii, insects, fruits

Mimon crenulatum, insects

   
Phylloderma stenops, vertebrates, insects, fruits

Phyllostomus hastatus, vertebrates, insects, fruits, nectar, pollen

   
  Trachops cirrhosus, frog-eating bat, frogs, insects.

 

 
   
   
STENODERMATINAE

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Artibeus lituratus, fruits, leaves, nectar, pollen, insects

Artibeus obscurus,  fruits, leaves, nectar, pollen, insects

   
Artibeus fimbriatus  fruits, leaves, nectar, pollen

Platyrrhinus lineatus,  fruits, leaves, nectar, pollen

   
Pygoderma bilabiatum fruits, nectar, pollen

Sturnira lilium  yellow-shouldered bat, fruits, nectar, pollen

   
Chiroderma villosum,  fruits, seeds, nectar, pollen, insects.

Sturnira tildae  fruits, nectar, pollen,

   
Vampyressa pusilla  fruits, nectar, pollen, insects

 

   
   
Molossidae

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Molossus ater, insects

Nyctinomops laticaudatus, insects

   
   
Emballonuridae

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Peropteryx kappleri, insects

   
   
Noctilionidae

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Noctilio leporinus, bulldog bat or fisherman bat, fishes, insects

Vespertilionidae

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Eptesicus brasiliensis, insects

Myotis nigricans, insects