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Chilonatalus tumidifrons (Bahaman funnel-eared bats) is the only species of bat that is endemic to the Bahamas. Currently, Bahaman funnel-eared bats are found on just two islands in the northern Bahamas: Great Abaco, and Watling (San Salvador). Historically they were also found on Andros and other southern Bahamian islands. Post-glaciation climate changes such as raised sea levels and disrupted thermal ecology are considered the largest contributor to the shrinking range of this species. Some human impacts may also have played a role.
Biogeographic Regions: neotropical (Native )
Other Geographic Terms: island endemic