The Top 5 Smallest Bats on Earth

  Bat Species Territory Weight (g) Weight (oz) Status
1 Lesser bamboo bat
(Tylonycteris pachypus)
Southeast Asia 1.5 g 0.05 oz Least concern
2 Hog-nosed bat
(Craseonycteris thonglongyai)
Western Thailand 2.0 g 0.07 oz Endangered
3 Proboscis bat
(Rhynchonycteris naso)
Southeastern Mexico, Central America, South America 2.5 g 0.09 oz Least concern
4 Banana bat
(Pipistrellus nanus)
Africa 3.0 g 0.10 oz Least concern
5 Thumbless bat/Smoky bat
(Furipterus horrens)
Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil, Trinidad 3.0 g 0.11 oz Vulnerable
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Sources:  2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, UNEP-WCMC Database

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