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The Largest of the Cuban Bats

Of the many bat species in Cuba, this is the largest. The Cubans call it the fisherman (pescador), in that it preys on fish found in lakes and rivers. The pescador catches its meal while in flight. The bat lives in areas where there is an abundance of limestone or in caves.

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Type Information

Type for Noctilio leporinus mastivus
Catalog Number: USNM 126672
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Mammals
Sex/Stage: Male; Adult
Preparation: Skin; Skull
Collector(s): E. Nelson & E. Goldman
Year Collected: 1903
Locality: Papayo, Guerrero, Mexico, North America
  • Type: Goldman, E. A. 1915 Jun 29. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 28: 136.
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