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Nyctinomops femorosaccus


 pocketed free-tailed bat (Molossidae)
 Nyctinomops femorosaccus
 pocketed free-tailed bat

 Family Name: Molossidae
 Genus: Nyctinomops
 Species Name: femorosaccus

 Pronunciation: nick-tin-oh-mops fem-oh-row-sock-us
 Common Name: pocketed free-tailed bat

The pocketed free-tailed bat is named for a shallow fold of skin on the underside of the tail membrane, near the knee, which forms a tiny pocket. These bats live in arid desert areas roosting in crevices high on cliff faces of rugged canyons. Nursery colonies are relatively small, usually including fewer than 100 individuals.

Approximate Range:

Source: IUCN Red List

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