Animalia > Chordata > Mammalia > Chiroptera > Phyllostomidae > Chrotopterus > Chrotopterus auritus

Chrotopterus auritus (big-eared woolly bat)

Synonyms: Vampyrus auritus

Wikipedia Abstract

The big-eared woolly bat or (Peter's) woolly false vampire bat (Chrotopterus auritus) is a species of bat, belonging to the Order Chiroptera and Family Phyllostomidae. The name Chrotopterus is derived from Greek roots chariots (skin, color), and pteron (wing). The epithet auritus refers to the large ears.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 20.23
EDGE Score: 3.06


Adult Weight [1]  81 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Piscivore, Frugivore
Diet - Ectothermic [2]  20 %
Diet - Fish [2]  20 %
Diet - Fruit [2]  30 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  30 %
Female Maturity [3]  1 year 6 months
Male Maturity [3]  1 year 6 months
Gestation [3]  5 months 3 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [3]  1
Nocturnal [4]  Yes
Snout to Vent Length [3]  4.331 inches (11 cm)
Habitat Substrate [4]  Arboreal


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Buteogallus urubitinga (Great Black-Hawk)1
Geranospiza caerulescens (Crane Hawk)1
Leopardus wiedii (Margay)1
Ramphastos toco (Toco Toucan)1
Strix virgata (Mottled Owl)1

Range Map

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Chrotopterus auritus, Rodrigo A. Medellín, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 343, pp. 1-5 (1989)
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
4Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
5Peropteryx macrotis, Donald A. Yee, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 643, pp. 1–4 (2000)
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0