Meet Mormoops megalophylla, the Ghost-Faced Bat; the newest species of bat to join our collections. This nocturnal insectivore, like too many of the animals that come into the mammal collection, was the unfortunate victim of a fast-moving vehicle; amazingly the skull remained intact. Salvaged near the Amistad Reservoir in southern Texas, this individual occurred in the northern-most reaches of its range.
Learn more in Arctos.
John R. Demboski, PhD
Senior Curator of Mammals and Director of Zoology and Health Sciences
Jeffrey T. Stephenson
Andrew Doll, MS
Zoology Assistant Collections Manager