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Sucker-footed Bat

(Thyroptera tricolor)

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The Sucker-footed Bat is also called Spix's Disk-winged Bat. A tiny brown bat with white or yellowish belly; short, narrow snout without a noseleaf; triangular, pointed ears; fleshy sucker disks near ankles and thumbs for attaching to leaves; head and body length to 4.5cm (2in). plus tail. (Murciélago de Ventosas).


Low elevation wet forests, gardens, farm areas, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; nocturnal; roosts in rolled up Heliconia and banana leaves.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Sucker-footed Bat (Thyroptera tricolor), Costa Rica