Bat (Desmodus rotundus)
Well adapted for its
lifestyle, the vampire bat has very sharp
triangular-shaped front teeth, which cut like a
razor. Unlike other bats, vampire bats can walk,
run, and hop along the ground.
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus
The hoary is a fairly large and distinctly marked
bat with long, narrow wings. It is 5-6 inches
long, has an average wingspan of about 17 inches,
and weighs up to 1.25 ounces. There is a
distinctive yellowish-brown collar under its
chin, as well as distinctive white patches on the
shoulders and wrists.
Bat (Nyctalus noctula)
One of the largest bats in Europe, the noctule
ranges from 2 to 4 inches in length, with a tail
of 1-2½ inches, and weighs ½-1¾ ounces.
Pteropidae -- Flying Foxes
The flying fox is so
named because its head somewhat resembles that of
the fox. Its eyes are large, because, unlike the
insect-eating bats, which find their way about by
using echolocation, flying foxes depend on sight.
Fruit Bat (Pteropus
One of the world's
largest bats, the Rodrigues fruit bat is 5 to 7
inches long, has a wingspan of 3 feet and weighs
approximately 13 ounces. Less than 2% of the
bats' original forest habitat remains, making
this one of the rarest mammals on earth.
Flying Fox (Pteropus
One of the worlds largest bats, the Malayan
flying fox can attain a wing-span of over six
feet and weight of well over 2.5 pounds. Although
its species name may suggest otherwise, it is a
strict vegetarian that feeds on fruits,
flowers,nectar, pollen, leaves.