IUCN threat status:

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Davy's naked-backed bat

Davy's naked-backed bat (Pteronotus davyi) is a small insect-eating, cave-dwelling bat and is found throughout South and Central America, including Trinidad, but not Tobago. Its wings are attached to the top of its body instead of to the sides, as in all other bat species. Specimens of this bat had been found infected with rabies in Trinidad during the height of that's island's vampire-bat transmitted rabies epidemic of the early half of the 20th Century, but not in recent times.[3]( Trinibats. Gomes. Pers. Comm., 2014).


  1. ^ "Pteronotus davyi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2007. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 1996. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
  2. ^ Mammal Species of the World - Browse: davyi
  3. ^ Greenhall, Arthur M. 1961. Bats in Agriculture. A Ministry of Agriculture Publication. Trinidad and Tobago.


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