A bat that specialises in hunting frogs by listening to their mating calls, and selecting the non-poisonous species.
A largish bat with brown fur, reddish on the back. It has big ears, a flap of skin above the nose, and a fringe around the nose and lips, as well as small whiskers.
Mexico to the Guianas, Ecuador, South-eastern Brazil, Bolivia and Trinidad.
Fringe-lipped bats are unusual because they don't use echolocation to find their prey, and take quite large animals - in fact they specialise in frogs. They listen out for the frogs' mating call and use that to find their prey. They can distinguish between different species of frog, and avoid the poisonous ones. They hunt at night, roosting during the day in caves or hollow tree trunks.
Not currently threatened.