Furipteridae - smoky bats, thumbless bats
There are two species in this family of small bats. They are found in northern South America. They have a very, very small thumbs that are enclosed in a membrane. They have long tails, large ears, small eyes, and small feet. They eat insects, usually moths and butterflies. Bats in this family include the
smoky bat and the thumbless bat.
World Status Key
Least Concern Near Threatened Vulnerable Endangered Critically Endangered Extinct in Wild 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 NH Endangered in US Endangered in NH Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game
New Hampshire Species
North/Central American Species
||Thumbless Bat - Furipterus horrens
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Smoky Bat - Amorphochilus schnablii
The smoky bat is found in Ecuador, Peru, and Chile.
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