Leaf-nosed bat

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Leaf-nosed bats
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Chiroptera
Family:Phyllostomidae
Genera

Ametrida
Anoura
Ardops
Ariteus
Artibeus
Brachyphylla
Carollia
Centurio
Chiroderma
Choeroniscus
Choeronycteris
Chrotopterus
Desmodus
Diaemus
Diphylla
Ectophylla
Erophylla
Glossophaga
Hylonycteris
Leptonycteris
Lichonycteris
Lionycteris
Lonchophylla
Lonchorhina
Macrophyllum
Macrotus
Micronycteris
Mimon
Monophyllus
Musonycteris
Phylloderma
Phyllonycteris
Phyllops
Phyllostomus
Platalina
Pygoderma
Rhinophylla
Scleronycteris
Sphaeronycteris
Stenoderma
Sturnira
Tonatia
Trachops
Uroderma
Vampyressa
Vampyrodes
Vampyrops
Vampyrum


The Leaf-nosed bats, family Phyllostomidae are by far the most varied and diverse within the whole order Chiroptera and count within their number true predatory species that take vertebrate prey including small Dove -sized birds in the case of the False Vampire, Vampyrum spectrum, the largest bat in the Americas.

Within the group, species have evolved to utilize food groups such as fruit, nectar, pollen, insects, frogs, other bats and small vertebrates, and closely allied families that feed on fish Noctilionidae and the three highly specialised species that feed on blood.

The family gets its name from the often large, lance shaped nose projection used to direct their sonar, though some of the nectar/pollen feeders have greatly reduced it.

There are 148 species within 48 genera which are listed below.

The representative genera:

  • Ametrida
  • Anoura (Geoffroy's Long-nosed Bats)
  • Ardops (Tree Bat)
  • Ariteus (Jamaican Fig-eating Bat)
  • Artibeus (Neotropical Fruit Bats)
  • Brachyphylla
  • Carollia (Short-tailed Leaf-nosed Bats)
  • Centurio (Wrinkle-faced Bat, Or Lattice-winged Bat)
  • Chiroderma (Big-eyed Bats, Or White-lined Bats)
  • Choeroniscus
  • Choeronycteris (Mexican Long-nosed Bat, Or Hog-nosed Bat)
  • Chrotopterus (Peters's Woolly False Vampire Bat)
  • Desmodus (Common Vampire Bat)
  • Diaemus (White-winged Vampire Bat)
  • Diphylla (Hairy-legged Vampire Bat)
  • Ectophylla (White Bat)
  • Erophylla (Brown Flower Bats)
  • Glossophaga
  • Hylonycteris (Underwood's Long-tongued Bat)
  • Leptonycteris (Saussure's Long-nosed Bats)
  • Lichonycteris
  • Lionycteris
  • Lonchophylla
  • Lonchorhina (Sword-nosed Bats)
  • Macrophyllum (Long-legged Bat)
  • Macrotus (Big-eared Bats)
  • Micronycteris (Little Big-eared Bats)
  • Mimon (Gray's Spear-nosed Bats)
  • Monophyllus
  • Musonycteris (Banana Bat, Or Colima Long-nosed Bat)
  • Phylloderma (Peters's Spear-nosed Bat)
  • Phyllonycteris
  • Phyllops (Falcate-winged Bats)
  • Phyllostomus (Spear-nosed Bats)
  • Platalina
  • Pygoderma (Ipanema Bat)
  • Rhinophylla
  • Scleronycteris
  • Sphaeronycteris
  • Stenoderma (Red Fruit Bat)
  • Sturnira (Yellow-shouldered Bats, Or American Epauleted Bats)
  • Tonatia (Round-eared Bats)
  • Trachops (Frog-eating Bat)
  • Uroderma (Tent-building Bats)
  • Vampyressa (Yellow-eared Bats)
  • Vampyrodes (Great Stripe-faced Bat)
  • Vampyrops (White-lined Bats)
  • Vampyrum (Linnaeus's False Vampire Bat, Or Spectral Vampire)nl:Bladneusvleermuis van de nieuwe wereld

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