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Choeronycteris mexicana


 Mexican long-tongued bat (Phyllostomidae)
 Choeronycteris mexicana
 Mexican long-tongued bat

 Family Name: Phyllostomidae
 Genus: Choeronycteris
 Species Name: mexicana

 Pronunciation: care-o-nick-ter-is mex-a-can-a   
 Common Name: Mexican long-tongued bat

Mexican long-tongued bats feed on nectar and pollen from agaves and other plants. These bats' tongues can extend up to a third of their body length, a feature which makes them uniquely equipped to reach nectar deep inside an agave or cactus blossom. In southern Arizona, long-tongued bats often get nectar from neighborhood hummingbird feeders as well. In the United States this species is found in the southern parts of California, New Mexico, and Arizona. Their range extends from Mexico through Central America and down to Venezuela. The young are born well-furred for additional warmth in the cool mountain canyons where this species roosts.

Approximate Range:

Source: IUCN Red List

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