Bat species on Bonaire 2018-09-20T23:50:55+00:00
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Bat species on Bonaire

Bat species on Bonaire

Did you know that bats are the only mammals that can actually fly? There are about 1000 different species of bats in the world. Bonaire has 9 different species of bats!!

The nine bat species on Bonaire are:
1) Pallas’ Mastiff Bat or Velvety Freetailed Bat (Molossus molossus)
2) Curaçaoan Long-Nosed Bat (Leptonycteris curasoae)
3) Miller’s Long-Tongued Bat (Glossophaga longirostris)
4) Peter’s Ghost-Faced Bat (Mormoops megalophylla)
5) Fisherman Bat or Greater Bulldog Bat (Noctilio leporinus)
6) Trinidadian Funnel-Eared Bat (Natalus tumidirotris)
7) Little Brown Bat (Myotis nesopolus)
8) Small Leaf-Nosed Bat (Ametrida centurio)
9) Davy’s Naked-Backed Bat (Pteronotus davyi)