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Craseonycteridae - kitti's hog-nosed bats

There is only one species in this family found in southwestern Thailand and Myanmar. Kitti's hog-nosed bat is the smallest bat in the world. It is about the size of a bumblebee and is sometimes called the bumblebee bat! It has a pig-like snout and no tail. It lives in small groups deep in limestone caves. It catches insects in the air and also eats them off of the foliage of trees.

World Status Key
Least Concern Least Concern Near Threatened Near Threatened Vulnerable Vulnerable Endangered Endangered Critically Endangered Critically Endangered
extinct in the wild Extinct in the Wild extinct Extinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH
breeds in nh Breeds in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

New Hampshire Species


 North/Central American Species

None   None

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Kitti's Hog-nosed Bat - Craseonycteris thonglongyai Vulnerable Asia


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Kitti's Hog-nosed Bat - Craseonycteris thonglongyai profile Photos Vulnerable Asia
Kitti's hog-nosed bat is found in Myanmar and Thailand.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School