LESSER BULLDOG BAT Noctilio albiventris
Smith P 2008 - FAUNA Paraguay Handbook of the Mammals of Paraguay Number 22 Lesser Bulldog Bat Noctilio albiventris
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The smaller member of its family the Lesser Bulldog Bat is an insectivore, though like its larger cousin, it also primarily takes its prey from the surface of water using the elongated claws on the hindfeet as a gaffe. It is a fairly large bat that often forages in groups. Members of this family can be easily identified as a result of the "hare lip" they possess.
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FIGURE 1 - (FPMAM102PH) Adult, Bahía Negra, Departamento Alto Paraguay (Silvia Centrón September 2009).
FIGURE 2 - (FPMAM103PH) Same individual head detail (Silvia Centrón September 2009).
FIGURE 3 - (FPMAM104PH) Roost, Pozo Colorado, Departamento Presidente Hayes (Paul Smith October 2009).
FIGURE 4 - (FPMAM105PH) Guano pile, Pozo Colorado, Departamento Presidente Hayes (Paul Smith October 2009).
LINKS TO DOWNLOADABLE OPEN ACCESS REFERENCES USED IN THE PREPARATION OF THE FAUNA PARAGUAY HANDBOOK OF THE MAMMALS OF PARAGUAY SPECIES ACCOUNT FOR THIS SPECIES:
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Goodwin GG 1942 - Mammals of Honduras - Bulletin AMNH 79: p107-195.
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Myers P, Espinosa R, Parr CS, Jones T, Hammond GS, Dewey A 2006 - The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed December 2008.
Myers P, Wetzel RM 1983 - Systematics and Zoogeography of the Bats of the Chaco Boreal - Miscellaneous Publications of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 165.
Presley SJ 2005 - Ectoparasitic assemblages of Paraguayan bats: ecological and evolutionary perspectives - Texas Tech University PhD Dissertation.