Wagner's bonneted bat
Wagner's bonneted bat (Eumops glaucinus), is a species of bat in the family Molossidae. it is found in the Americas from Argentina and Peru north to Mexico, Cuba and Florida in the United States (possibly. Its range may not overlap with Eumops floridanus.).
Eumops glaucinus is a medium size bat, with a body length of around 5 inches. Its color varies from black or brownish grey to chestnut. Its round ears are wider than they are long and jut beyond the head, giving this bat a "bonnet" like appearance. E. glaucinus has a pungent musky odor that serves an unknown function.
E. glaucinus favors subtropical forests, but it can also be found in tropical forests, urban areas, scrublands, and desert areas in parts of its range.
This bat eats a variety of insects, including beetles, true flies, true bugs, grasshoppers, moths, and butterflies. Insects are taken on the wing.
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- PaleoDB collection 19638, entry by John Alroy, Ph.D., February 18, 1993.
- Czaplewski, N. J. (1993). "Late Tertiary bats (Mammalia, Chiroptera) from the southwestern United States". Southwestern Naturalist 38 (2): 111–118. doi:10.2307/3672062. JSTOR 3672062.
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