Order : Chiroptera
Family : Phyllostomidae
Subfamily : Glossophaginae
Genus : Glossophaga
Facts about the genus Glossophaga, the long-tongued bats
1 Habitat: In Arizona, Mexican long-tongued bats are found in mine tunnels, caves, rock fissures, even buildings from the lower edge of the oak zone through the pine-oak woodland to the pine-fir belt.
ARIZONA (05) Long-tongued bats are found in Arizona in the summer in mine tunnels, caves, rock fissures, or rarely from buildings from the lower edge of the oak zone through the pine-oak woodland to the pine-fir belt *05*.
Mexican long-tongued bats are known to feed on nectar, pollen, or fruit of various flowering plants throughout their range (Gardner 1977).
mexicana, Mexican long-tongued bats, are slightly smaller and noticeably darker.
Petit conducted several experiments to determine how important lesser long-nosed bats and long-tongued bats are in pollinating Curaçao's cacti.
At flowers with an even longer corolla, such as those of Hillia illustris (about 62 mm), the long-tongued bats are able to take nectar while hovering (Sazima et al. (Full text)
Since long-tongued bats are monovular, the remnants had apparently been retained in the oviducts from previous, non-fertile reproductive cycles. (Full text)