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Seba’s Short-Tailed Bat

Carollia perspicillata

About the Seba’s Short-Tailed Bat

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Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae
Genus: Carollia 
Species: perspicillata

Seba’s short-tailed bats take their name from a spear-shaped protuberance of varying sizes on their noses called a noseleaf. Found in tropical rainforests, Seba’s bats live in colonies of several hundred to several thousand, roosting in caves, mines, rocks, culverts, hollow trees, logs and buildings. Bats are the only mammals that fly, and their ability to hang upside down allows them to easily launch into flight.

Sebasbat Gallery