Niceforo's big-eared bat
Niceforo's big-eared bat (Trinycteris nicefori ) is a bat species from South and Central America, ranging from Chiapas to Bolivia and northeastern Brazil. Its habitat is primary and secondary forest at altitudes from sea level to 1000 m. It is crepuscular, being most active in the hour after sunset and before dawn. The species is monotypic within its genus.
It is a small species with triangular ears.Individuals weigh 7–11 g (0.25–0.39 oz) and have forearm lengths of 35–40 mm (1.4–1.6 in).Its fur is grayish-brown.Most individuals have a faint, pale-colored stripe that runs down their back along the spine.Its dental formula is 18.104.22.168.1.3.3 for a total of 34 teeth.
It is found in several countries in Central and South America.Its range includes: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.It is found at elevations up to 1,000 m (3,300 ft) above sea level.
It is nocturnal, roosting in sheltered places during the day such as hollow logs and human structures.
As of 2015, it is classified as a least-concern species by the IUCN.It meets the criteria for this classification because it has a wide geographic range and is unlikely to be experiencing rapid population decline.Also, its range includes protected areas.