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Kitti's Hog-Nosed Bat: Craseonycteridae

Conservation Status

Kitti's hog-nosed bats are listed as Endangered, facing a very high risk of extinction, dying out, by the IUCN; they are one of the rarest bats in the world.


The discovery of the tiny bumblebee bats set a new record for the smallest bat in the world. The Kitti of Kitti's hog-nosed bats refers to Kitti Thonglongya, who collected the bat in Thailand in 1968. Thonglongya went on to collect and discover other new bat species, such as the extremely rare Salim Ali's fruit bat.


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"Discover the Secret World of Bats!" Bat Conservation International. http://www.batcon.org (accessed on July 2, 2004).

The Bioproject. http://www.bioproject.info/index.html (accessed on July 2, 2004).

Additional topics

Animal Life ResourceMammalsKitti's Hog-Nosed Bat: Craseonycteridae - Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, Conservation Status - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET, KITTI'S HOG-NOSED BATS AND PEOPLE