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Description:This image depicts the head of an Underwood’s mastiff bat, Eumops underwoodi. An insectivore, this flying mammal is a member of the family, Molossidae.
E. underwoodi was placed on the Federal Government’s, Bureau of Land Management’s Sensitive Species list in October, 2000. It is a large bat, weighing 45 – 65gm, and has a wing span of 500 – 540mm. Its diet consists of nocturnal flying insects, which range in length from 6 – 60mm.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Winkler, Dr. Sikes
Creation Date:1967
Photo Credit:
Links:Arizona Bat Conservation Strategic Plan; Arizona Bat Resource Group; Nongame Branch, Wildlife Management Division; Region 5, Field Operations Division; Arizona Game and Fish Department
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