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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 ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct
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 USThreatened in US Threatened in New HampshireThreatened in NH Endangered in USEndangered in US Endangered in NHEndangered in NH IntroducedIntroduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Species


 North/Central American Species

  Thumbless Bat - Furipterus horrens Least Concern North America South America

Other Species Around the World

Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North/Central America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH Species

Smoky Bat - Amorphochilus schnablii Endangered South America
  Thumbless Bat - Furipterus horrens Least Concern North America South America

Additional Information

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Smoky Bat - Amorphochilus schnablii profile Endangered South America
The smoky bat is found in Ecuador, Peru, and Chile.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School