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PETERS´ SAC-WINGED BAT Peropteryx macrotis
Smith P 2008 - FAUNA Paraguay Handbook of the Mammals of Paraguay Number 21 Peter´s Sac-winged Bat Pdf file 776kb
Emballonurid bats have a distinctive X-shaped way of posing. They are notable for several characteristics, including complex social systems and glandular sacs on the wings that males use to attract mates. Sac-wings are not afraid of daylight and often are amongst the first bats to fly of an evening, even before the sun has gone down.
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FIGURE 1 - (FPMAM1080PH) Adult with young, near Caverna Cambahopo, Departamento Concepción (Mirtha Ruiz Diaz November 2010).