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 Nyctinomops femorosaccus
 Common Name: pocketed free-tailed bat
 Family: Molossidae
 Genus: Nyctinomops
 Species: femorosaccus
 Pronunciation: unavailable

Pronunciation: nick-tin-oh-mops fem-oh-row-sock-us

The pocketed free-tailed bat is named for a shallow fold of skin on the underside of the tail membrane, near the knee, which forms a tiny pocket. These bats live in arid desert areas roosting in crevices high on cliff faces of rugged canyons. Nursery colonies are relatively small, usually including fewer than 100 individuals.

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Source: IUCN Red List

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