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.