Spear-nosed bats

Spear-nosed bats

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Phyllostomidae
Subfamily : Phyllostominae
Genus : Phyllostomus

 

Animals in the genus Phyllostomus

Greater spear-nosed bat
Facts about the genus Phyllostomus, the spear-nosed bats

Behavior: Spear-nosed bats are highly gregarious, usually roosting together in clusters in caves or tree hollows, sometimes forming colonies of several thousand individuals sharing one cave.

Spear-nosed Bat Spear-nosed bats are nocturnal, sparrow-sized mammals.

Spear-nosed bats are threatened when their habitat is destroyed by people when trees are cut down and land is cleared.

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