Greenhall's Dog-faced bat

The Greenhall's Dog-faced Bat (Molossops greenhalli; Syn. Cynomops greenhalli). Distribution from Mexico to Ecuador and NE Brazil and Trinidad. The subspecies described from Mexico and Honduras, has been named M. greenhalli mexicanus.

It is an insect-eating bat, 40-97 mm in length. Yellowish brown to black above, grey underneath. Broadfaced with widely separated eyes. Ears short and rounded; antitragus square; lips not wrinkled; broad snout. Mostly found at low elevations. Colonies of 50-77 roost in hollow branches of large trees. Males and females stay together throughout the year.


  • Greenhall, Arthur M. 1961. Bats in Agriculture. A Ministry of Agriculture Publication. Trinidad and Tobago.
  • LaVal, Richard. "Records of Bats from Honduras and El Salvador." Journal of Mammology, Vol. 50, No. 4 (November, 1969), pp. 819-822.
  • Linares, Omar J. and Pablo Kiblisky. "The Karyotype and a New Record of Molossops greenhalli from Venezuela." Journal of Mammology, Vol. 50, No. 4 (November, 1969), pp. 831-832.
  • Carter, Gerald G. "A Field key to the Bats of Trinidad." August 2000. Accessed at:

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