single species, V. spectrum has a head and body length
of 125-135 mm, there is no tail length, forearm length is 100-108
mm. Wingspans range from 762-914 mm with one measurement recorded
at 1,016 mm. Weights average 145-190 grams. Upper parts are
dark reddish brown, and underparts are somewhat paler.
This bat can easily be distinguished by its large size, absence
of a tail and four each of upper and lower incisors.
diet of V. spectrum consists of bats, birds, rodents,
and possibly some fruit and insects. It is carnivorous, but
does not actually drink blood.
V. spectrum ranges from Veracruz (Mexico) to Ecuador
and Peru, Bolivia, N and SW Brazil, and Guianas; Trinidad; and