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 here!

Bat Species Recorded on T.R.E.E.S Property

 

Common Name Scientific Name
Intermediate Fruit-eating Bat Artibeus intermedius koopmani
Jamaican Fruit-eating Bat Artibeus jamaicensis
Great Fruit-eating Bat Artibeus lituratus
Pygmy Fruit-eating Bat Artibeus phaeotis
Wrinkle-faced Bat Centurio senex
Hairy Big-eyed Bat Chiroderma villosum
Toltec Fruit-eating Bat Artibeus toltecus
Thomas’ Fruit-eating Bat Artibeus (Dermanura) watsoni
Pygmy Fruit-eating Bat Artibeus (Dermanura) phaeotis
 Heller’s Broad-nosed Bat Platyrrhinus helleri
Common Tent-making Bat Uroderma bilobatum
Great Stripe-faced Bat Vampyrodes caraccioli
 Little Yellow-shouldered Bat Sturnira lilium
Seba’s Short-tailed Bat Carollia perspicillata
Sowells Short-tailed Bat Carollia sowelli
 Common Vampire Bat Desmodus rotundus
Common Long-tongued Bat Glossophaga soricina
Underwood’s Long-tongued Bat Hylonycteris underwoodi
Brown Long-tongued Bat/ Commissaris’s Long-tongued Bat Glossophaga commissarisi
Pygmy Round-eared Bat Lophostoma brasiliense
 Golden Bat Mimon bennettii
Pale Spear-nosed Bat Phyllostomus discolor
Fringe Lipped Bat Trachops cirrhosis
Stripe-headed Round-eared Bat Tonatia saurophila
Common Big-eared Bat Micronycteris microtis
 Orange-throated Bat Lampronycteris brachyotis
Mexican Dog Faced Bat Cynomops mexicanus
Wagner’s Bonneted Bat Eumops glaucinus
 Black Mastiff Bat Molossus rufus
Sinaloan Mastiff Bat Molossus sinaloae
Big Crested Mastiff Bat Promops centralis
Davy’s Naked-backed Bat Pteronotus davyi
Common Mustached bat Pteronotus parnellii
Ghost- faced Bat Mormoops megalophylla
Northern Ghost Bat Diclidurus albus
Argentine Brown Bat Eptesicus furinalis
Elegant Myotis Myotis elegans
Yucutan Yellow Bat Rhogeessa aeneus
Van Gelder’s Bat Bauerus dubiaquercus
Black Myotis Myotis nigricans
Greater White-lined Bat Saccopteryx bilineata
Greater Fishing Bat Noctilio leporinus
Lesser Doglike Bat Cynopterus brachyotis
Spix’s Disk-winged Bat Thyroptera tricolor

Additional Bat Species found in Belize

 

Common Name Scientific Name
Yellow-throated big-eared Bat Lampronycteris brachyotis
Tomes’s sword-nosed Bat Lonchorhina aurita
Davis’s Round-eared Bat Lophostoma evotis
Long-legged Bat Macrophyllum macrophyllum
Schmidt’s Big-eared Bat Micronycteris schmidtorum
Striped Hairy-nosed Bat Gardnerycteris crenulatu
Pale-faced Bat Phylloderma stenops
Greater Spear-nosed Bat Phyllostomus hastatus
Stripe-headed Round-eared Bat Tonatia saurophila
Fringe-lipped Bat Trachops cirrhosus
Niceforo’s big-eared bat Trinycteris nicefori
Hairy-legged Myotis Myotis keaysi
Western Red Bat  Lasiurus blossevillii
Southern Yellow Bat Lasiurus ega
Northern Yellow Bat Lasiurus intermedius
Underwood’s Bonneted Bat Eumops underwoodi
Pallas’s mastiff Bat Molossus molossus
Alvarez’s Mastiff Bat Molossus alvarezi
Broad-eared Free-tailed Bat Nyctinomops laticaudatus
Lesser Dog-like Bat Peropteryx macrotis
Greater Dog-like Bat Peropteryx kappleri
Proboscis Bat Rhynchonycteris naso
Lesser Sac-winged Bat Saccopteryx leptura
Big Naked-backed Bat Pteronotus gymnonotus
Wagner’s Mustached Bat Pteronotus personatus
Dark Long-tongued Bat Lichonycteris obscura
Little Yellow-eared Bat Vampyressa pusilla
Hairy-legged Vampire Bat Diphylla ecaudata
Thomas’s shaggy Bat Centronycteris
Woolly False Vampire bat Chrotopterus auritus
Black-winged Little Yellow Bat Rhogeessa tumida

 

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