Bats of Belize!

Bats are amazing mammals belonging to the order Chiroptera, their forelimbs are developed as wings, making them the only mammals capable of flight. In Belize they make up a whooping 58% of mammal species! Below is the species list of bats in Belize and their most accurate taxonomy classification.

Bat Species Found at T.R.E.E.S

Least Sac-winged Bat Emballonuridae Balantiopteryx io
Thomas’ Bat Emballonuridae Centronycteris centralis
Greater Dog-like Bat Emballonuridae Peropteryx kappleri
Lesser Dog-like Bat Emballonuridae Peropteryx macrotis
Greater White-lined Bat Emballonuridae Saccopteryx bilineata
Lesser White-lined bat Emballonuridae Saccopteryx leptura
Sanborn’s Bonneted Bat Molossidae Eumops hansae
Underwood’s Bonneted Bat Molossidae Eumops underwoodi
Pallas’s mastiff bat Molossidae Molossus molossus
Black Mastiff Bat Molossidae Molossus nigricans
Big Crested Mastiff Bat Molossidae Promops centralis
Peter’s Ghost-faced Bat Mormoopidae Mormoops megalophylla
Tehuantepec Mustached Bat Mormoopidae Pteronotus  psilotis
Tawny Naked-backed Bat Mormoopidae Pteronotus fulvus
Big Naked-backed Bat Mormoopidae Pteronotus gymnonotus
Mesoamerican mustached bat Mormoopidae Pteronotus mesoamericanus
Mexican Greater Funnel-eared Bat Natalidae Natalus mexicanus
Greater Bulldog Bat Noctilionidae Noctilio leporinus
Intermediate Fruit-eating bat Phyllostomidae Artibeus intermedius
Jamaican Fruit-eating Bat Phyllostomidae Artibeus jamaicensis
Great Fruit-eating bat Phyllostomidae Artibeus lituratus
Thomas’s Fruit-eating Bat Phyllostomidae Artibeys watsoni
Seba’s Short-tailed Bat Phyllostomidae Carollia perspicillata
Sowell’s Short-tailed Bat Phyllostomidae Carollia sowelli
Wrinkle-faced bat Phyllostomidae Centurio senex
Hairy Big-eyed Bat Phyllostomidae Chiroderma villosum
Woolly False Vampire Bat Phyllostomidae Chrotopterus auritus
Common Vampire Bat Phyllostomidae Desmodus rotundus
Brown Long-tongued Bat Phyllostomidae Glossophaga commissarisi
Common Long-tongued Bat Phyllostomidae Glossophaga soricina
Underwood’s Long-tongued Bat Phyllostomidae Hylonycteris underwoodi
Orange-throated Bat Phyllostomidae Lampronycteris brachyotis
Pygmy round-eared bat Phyllostomidae Lophostoma brasiliense
Common Big-eared Bat Phyllostomidae Micronycteris microtis
Schmidt’s Big-eared Bat Phyllostomidae Micronycteris schmidtorum
Cozumelan Golden Bat Phyllostomidae Mimon cozumelae
Pale Spear-nosed bat Phyllostomidae Phyllostomus discolor
Heller’s Broad-nosed Bat Phyllostomidae Platyrrhinus helleri
Northern Yellow-shouldered Bat Phyllostomidae Sturnira parvidens
Stripe-headed Round-eared Bat Phyllostomidae Tonatia saurophila
Fringe-lipped Bat Phyllostomidae Trachops cirrhosus
Common Tent-making Bat Phyllostomidae Uroderma bilobatum
Northern Little Yellow-eared Bat Phyllostomidae Vampyressa thyone
Caracciolo’s Stripe-faced Bat Phyllostomidae Vampyrodes caraccioli
Spectral Bat Phyllostomidae Vampyrum spectrum
Spix’s Disk-winged Bat Thyropteridae Thyroptera tricolor
Van Gelder’s bat Vespertilionidae Bauerus dubiaquercus
Argentine brown bat Vespertilionidae Eptesicus furinalis
Red Bat Vespertilionidae Lasiurus blossevillii
Southern Yellow Bat Vespertilionidae Lasiurus ega
Northern yellow bat Vespertilionidae Lasiurus intermedius
Elegant myotis Vespertilionidae Myotis elegans
Black myotis Vespertilionidae Myotis nigricans
Yucatan Yellow Bat Vespertilionidae Rhogeessa aeneus
Black-winged Little Yellow Bat Vespertilionidae Rhogeessa tumida

Bat Species Found Elsewhere in Belize

Proboscis Bat Emballonuridae Rhynchonycteris naso
LaVal’s Hairy-legged Myotis Vespertilionidae Myotis pilosatibialis
Niceforo’s Bat Phyllostomidae Trinycteris nicefori
Greater Spear-nosed Bat Phyllostomidae Phyllostomus hastatus
Pale-faced Bat Phyllostomidae Phylloderma stenops
Long-legged bat Phyllostomidae Macrophyllum macrophyllum
Common Sword-nosed Bat Phyllostomidae Lonchorhina aurita
Dark Long-tounged Bat Phyllostomidae Lichonycteris obscura
Keenan’s Hairy-nosed Bat Phyllostomidae Gardnerycteris keenani
Hairy-legged vampire bat Phyllostomidae Diphylla ecaudata
Alvarez’s Mastiff bat Molossidae Molossus alvarezi
Godman’s bat Phyllostomidae Choeroniscus godmani
Broad-eared Free-tailed Bat Molossidae Nyctinomops laticaudatus
Northern Ghost Bat Emballonuridae Diclidurus albus


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