Molossus molossus (bat)

Mass: 12.9 g based on Sánchez-Hernández et al. 1999, Barquez et al. 1999, Lawlor 1973, Lescat et al. 2013, Mena 2010, Patterson et al. 1996, and Stephan et al. 1981

Diet: insectivore based on Freeman 1981, Willig et al. 1993, Patterson et al. 1996, Ochoa et al. 2000, Arteaga and Moya 2002, Aguirre et al. 2003, Andrade et al. 2008, Kalko et al. 2008, Freeman and Lemen 2010, Shapiro and Bordignon 2014, and Miranda et al. 2015

Abundance: 0.06 to 31.26% (median 1.80%)

Latitudinal range: -30.3° to 10.4°

Habitats: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest (25), tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest (8), tropical/subtropical savanna (5)

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Found in 38 samples

Bolivia: Espíritu, Estación Biológica Tunquini, El Porvenir (bats)

Brazil: Ilha da Marambaia, São Paulo, Morro de São João, Middle São Francisco River, Praia das Neves, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Parque Municipal do Ingá, Morro do Imperador, Estação Ecológica de Fechos, Quinta da Boa Vista, Médio Rio Teles Pires, Osório Wind Farm, Morro do Coco, Caju Private Natural Heritage Reserve

Colombia: Montería, La Reserva Natural La Montaña del Ocaso, Isla Palma, Santuario de Fauna y Flora Otún Quimbaya, Reserva Forestal Protectora Serranía de Coraza

Costa Rica: Cañas

Paraguay: Base Naval Pedro P. Pena, Estancia Canada Mil, Estancia Chacoite, Estancia Loma Pora, Estancia Samaklay, Militar Gabino Mendoza, Parque Nacional Serrania San Luis

Peru: Reserva Nacional Allpahuayo-Mishana, Santa Marta, Valle de Pozuzo, Parque Nacional Cerros de Amotape, Aguas Claras Camp (mist nets), Refugio Juliaca (mist nets)

Venezuela: Monumento Natural Pico Codazzi (nivel bajo), Parque Recreacional Leonor Bernabó

Size measurements:
♀ body mass13.2 gN = 1Sánchez-Hernández et al. 1999
body mass14.7 gN = 16Barquez et al. 1999
body mass16.1 gN = 3Lawlor 1973
body mass10 gN = 18Lescat et al. 2013
body mass16.3 gN = 2Mena 2010
body mass17.9 gN = 1Patterson et al. 1996
body mass13.8 gN = 14Stephan et al. 1981
♀ total body length98 mmN = 1Sánchez-Hernández et al. 1999
♂ total body length103 mmN = 1Osgood 1916
♀ tail length35 mmN = 1Sánchez-Hernández et al. 1999
♂ tail length38 mmN = 1Osgood 1916
♀ forearm length35.1 mmN = 1Sánchez-Hernández et al. 1999
♂ forearm length39 mmN = 1Osgood 1916
♀ hind foot length8 mmN = 1Sánchez-Hernández et al. 1999
♂ hind foot length11 mmN = 1Osgood 1916
♀ ear length12 mmN = 1Sánchez-Hernández et al. 1999

See also Molossus, Molossus ater, Molossus coibensis, Molossus currentium, Molossus pretiosus, Molossus rufus, Molossus sinaloae, Molossus sp.