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Seba's short-tailed bat
Seba's short-tailed bat

Scientific Name: Carollia perspicillata

Category: Animal

Primary Layer: Understory

Fun Facts:

  • Generalist, feeding on a least 50 different species of fruit. Also pollen and insects. Generally forage close to the ground.
  • Is in the suborder of bats known as "Microbats".
  • Polinates flowers and disperses seeds during feeding, can disperse as many as 2,500 seeds per night.