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Natalus stramineus, Mexican Funnel-eared bat
Dr. Nancy Simmons - American Museum of Natural History
Natalus stramineus
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American Museum of Natural History (AMNH 206695)

Image processing: Ms. Megan Demarest
Publication Date: 03 Oct 2003

Views: whole specimen | head only


Natalus stramineus saturatus, the Mexican funnel-eared bat, actually ranges from Mexico south to Brazil and Bolivia. It is a member of Natalidae, a Neotropical group of aerial insectivores that appear to be specialists in feeding on spiders. All of these bats have funnel-shaped ears and long, slender hind legs. They prefer to roost in hot caves.

About the Species

This specimen of Natalus stramineus (AMNH 206695) is part of the American Museum of Natural History Mammalogy Collection. It was made available to the High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility for scanning by Dr. Nancy Simmons of the American Museum of Natural History. Funding for scanning was provided by a National Science Foundation grant (DEB-9873663) to Dr. Simmons, and funding for scanning and image processing was provided by a National Science Foundation Digital Libraries Initiative grant to Dr. Timothy Rowe of the Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin. The head was digitally isolated from the full body scan.

About this Specimen

The whole specimen was scanned by Matthew Colbert on 17 February 2003 along the coronal axis for a total of 1540 slices, each slice 0.039 mm thick with an interslice spacing of 0.039 mm.

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Natalus stramineus in the Short Guide to the Bats of the Northern Lesser Antilles

Natalus stramineus on InfoNatura

Natalidae on the Tree of Life

Bat Conservation International

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To cite this page: Dr. Nancy Simmons, 2003, "Natalus stramineus" (On-line), Digital Morphology. Accessed July 25, 2024 at http://digimorph.org/specimens/Natalus_stramineus/whole/.

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