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Thyropteridae - disc-winged bats

There are 2 species of in this family, Peter's disk-winged bat and Spix's disk-winged bat. They are found in Central and South America. They have suction cups on their front and hind limbs that they use to cling to and roost in curled up leaves, especially banana or heliconia leaves! They have large ears; a small, slender snout, and no noseleaf.

Endangered in NH Endangered in NH

Threatened in NH Threatened in NH

introduced Introduced

Endangered in the US Endangered in US

Threatened in the US Threatened in US

breeds in NH Breeds in NH

  New Hampshire Species    North/Central American Species

Peter's Disk-winged Bat
Spix's Disk-winged Bat